According to a job posting (opens in new tab) on Microsoft’s Careers website, the company is currently looking for a Project Manager / Producer to help “drive future initiatives in cloud gaming” and create “new AAA player experiences driven by the cloud.” The position also involves working with Studios Publishing to drive “specifications, design material and requirements” and working with a range of domestic and international partners.
Though cloud gaming has yet to gain any meaningful traction, the technology holds enormous promise. For that reason alone, we’re excited to see what comes from both this announcement and Sony’s $380 million acquisition of Gaikai last year and its integration into the upcoming Playstation 4 console.
You have no control over your games which means no tweaking, modding, good graphics, terrible delays, no physical copies, etc. You're just a client accessing a remote computer with a controller...
I certainly hope cloud gaming goes away, but unlikely.