Microsoft still has to show its entire hand of cards about the application of the cloud to Xbox One’s games, with Xbox Division Head Phil Spencer promising that a demo is planned. On the other hand, the Japanese branch of the company has been promoting the feature quite actively, and today Consumers & Partners Group Director Nobuyoshi Yokoi mentioned it to 4Gamer during the Management Policies Press Conference held in Tokyo.
Interestingly enough, Yokoi-san pointed at the cloud as one of the strong points of the console, reiterating the idea that it gives each user horsepower equivalent of three Xbox one consoles. He also went a step further, mentioning that it can handle AI processing and the graphics rendering of games, in addition to dedicated servers and smart matching.
Assuming that Yokoi-san is right, it’ll definitely be interesting to see to what extent Microsoft’s Azure will be able to contribute to the rendering of visuals, especially considering factors like latency and possible losses of connection. In theory, it’s more than possible, but hopefully we’ll soon be able to see its practical application.