I find it interesting that talk about Orion dried up after the reveal. I also find it hard to believe that Zenimax could come up with a superior streaming service than Microsoft, who has the whole Azure service. Not only that but most streaming relies on banks of GPUs to do the game rendering in the cloud. Stadia had the equivalent of around 10tflop GCN cards, while MS is putting Xbox APUs into servers to do the streaming.
How could Zenimax have outlaid the money to set up a similar thing, and have it stream at 4k even?
It sounds like it is middleware that can be added to game engines to make them much more efficient when being streamed. Seems like it would be a real good complement to the hardware stuff xCloud uses and the potential for ML super sampling on next gen GPU’s (which can allow you to stream 1080p signal and upres it on client hw).