Report: Microsoft tests Xbox game streaming for PC & Windows Phone

According to a new report, Microsoft is developing its own competitor to Gaikai. Like the PlayStation-owned service, Microsoft aims to stream console games across multiple devices--specifically Windows Phone and PC (running Windows, of course). It's early days, however, with the project clearly labeled a "prototype," and unbranded at the moment.

Sources tell The Verge that Halo 4 was tested on the service running on Windows Phone. According to the report, the latency of the streamed game on a Lumia 520 is 45ms.

It seems unlikely Microsoft will have their cloud game streaming service ready in time for the launch of PlayStation Cloud, which Sony has announced for release in early 2014.