A job posting on Microsoft’s job board has suggested that a new streaming tech is being worked on. Codenamed Arcadia, the job posting mentions that the engineer will be part of the Operating Systems Group (OSG) Arcadia team to develop the tech for core systems. Running from Microsoft’s Azure cloud, Arcadia may see mention at the Windows 10 reveal event on the 21st January 2015 depending on progress made.
Microsoft has taken a few runs at streaming services including back in August 2014 when Microsoft Research published a note about a project it called DeLorean, they later renamed it “Outatime” because the DeLorean Motor Company owns the DeLorean trademark. This was based around exploring the ways to enable low-latency cloud gaming.
Also, in September, Microsoft was testing making Xbox games playable in a browser including the viability of being able to play Xbox One games in the same way.
Sony got a head start on streaming gaming through the purchase of Gaikai for $380 million.