What you need to know
- Microsoft is launching a next-generation console in Holiday 2020.
- A game streaming service called "Project xCloud" is also in public trials.
- The company is experimenting with machine learning to improve low-resolution textures.
- It's unclear if this technology will make its way to Project xCloud or other systems anytime soon.
Microsoft is always experimenting with new ideas and recently, we learned of something quite radical PlayFab is doing. According to an interview between Microsoft Game Stack General Manager James Gwertzman and VentureBeat, the company is using machine learning (ML) to improve low-resolution textures in real time. You can read what he said below.
If this technology makes its way to "Project xCloud," it could be a game-changer. However, only time will tell. What do you want to see Microsoft do with its next-generation products? Let us know.
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