All of this cloud business has one potential drawback: dodgy internet and poorly implemented data centres could ruin everything. Microsoft are pretty confident that they've got the latter part covered, though, stating that they're of the opinion that their Cloud Commpute Services will "be available to all markets".
“Microsoft has data centres around the world, so Cloud Compute Services are not something that you should think about on a country-by-country basis,” Microsoft’s Jeff Henshaw told Ausgamers during a Q&A session at this year's E3.
“We have deployed our data centres geographically so that they can service the load for categories of countries all around the world. So we have some of the best reach of any other company on the planet to be able to make sure that the Cloud Services that we offer are what we consider [to be] ubiquitous and will be available [to] all markets.”