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Microsoft to launch cloud gaming service at Tokyo Game Show

Shift away from consoles continues amid chip shortage and China energy crunch

Microsoft's cloud-based gaming service is scheduled to open on Oct. 1 for people in Japan and Australia. (Photo courtesy of Microsoft)

TOKYO -- Microsoft is preparing to launch a cloud-based gaming service for Japan and Australia on Friday in a move that will likely stoke competition in the growing market.

The U.S. tech giant revealed its launch plans on Thursday during a livestream event for the Tokyo Game Show, one of the world's biggest gaming expos that opened earlier on the day.

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