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Microsoft has leaned heavily on the concept of "the cloud" for multiplayer gaming. Microsoft Studios vice president Phil Spencer talked to us about the cloud as an important tool for scalability. Respawn Entertainment has detailed how the technology will play a role in making Titanfall a better experience. Now, you can find out which of your games is using the service.
Reader Marc Price pointed us toward this help page on the official Xbox website. While the support material deals with connecting to friends and dealing with network address translation (NAT) problems, a section at the bottom specifically identifies which games are using the cloud.
Currently, only Forza Motorsport 5 takes advantage of Microsoft’s cloud servers for multiplayer. All other titles are handled via other means, including publisher-run servers.
Our TakeI’m surprised that Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome aren’t on this list. Even though the multiplayer components don’t have the same depth as Forza’s drivatar mechanism, you’d think that Microsoft would want to put their technology to use.
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