Microsoft is working on a service, Arcadia, which apps and games from the cloud can be streamed, reports ZDnet. It is not clear when the service there will be; currently, Microsoft looks to staff for the team that are there to work.
The technology could currently be developed in a new team, writes Microsoft expert Mary Jo Foley on ZDnet. Microsoft is looking for the team currently to new employees. In one of the jobs calls Microsoft the project ‘the next big thing for Microsoft. Also mentions Microsoft experience with iOS and Android a plus, which could indicate that the service is also for other platforms is available.
Initially, Microsoft had planned to make Android apps and games to Windows devices to stream, but that idea would, in the meantime have been shifted. What Microsoft exactly with the platform aims, is not yet clear. Possible, Microsoft wants to heavy software to run on thin clients, something that is now all in complete desktops happens. Streaming of games is also longer, by OnLive. Gamers complain, however, about the input-lag that the services cause.
Microsoft expert Foley do not expect that Microsoft, which is still nothing about the existence of the project to the outside, soon with an official announcement will come. Foley thinks that the service only after the introduction of Windows 10 in the autumn of next year will appear.