Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A closer look at Titanfall's not-so-secret weapon: Microsoft's cloud [Engadget]

A cloud-stakes game (see the full post for extensive details)

"Up until last November, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's baby was mostly used for business applications, like virtualization and acting as an enterprise-level email host. With the Xbox One, though, the company opened up its global server farms to game developers, giving them access to more computing power than could reasonably be stuffed into a $500 game console. Since the Xbox One's debut, Microsoft has been crowing about how Azure would let designers create gaming experiences players have never seen before. Now it's time for the product to speak for itself."
A closer look at Titanfall's not-so-secret weapon: Microsoft's cloud
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