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PlayStation Plus Game Streaming vs Xbox xCloud: Image Quality/Lag Face-Off

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Sony has added cloud streaming to the top-tier offering of its PlayStation Plus subscription service, so just how good or bad is it? Tom Morgan analyses the Sony offering, then pivots to Microsoft's Project xCloud, a part of its Game Pass Ultimate offering. How do the two systems compare in terms of game availability, image quality and latency? And just what are you getting with xCloud: Series X gaming or Series S? The answers are surprising.

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