Game Stack Turns Microsoft's Data Centers Into Game Development Platforms

By Staff Reporter , Updated Jul 16, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

Stadia was introduced as both a game streaming service and a game development platform hosted in Google's data centers. In a previous article, I noted that this combination set Stadia apart from Microsoft's xCloud which is all about streaming games.

However, a straightforward comparison of Stadia and xCloud doesn't tell the whole story because xCloud is only part of Microsoft's vision for cloud-based gaming. The other part is Game Stack which is Microsoft's version of a full-featured game development platform residing in the cloud. 

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