Microsoft is sending invitations to users who sign up for the Project xCloud preview. After months of waiting, Microsoft's entry into the cloud gaming race is ready to be displayed, albeit to a group of users in specific test regions.
Guests invited to participate in the preview may play some Microsoft games, such as Gears 5 Sea of Thieves and Halo 5 on their mobile devices. As the nickname "games in the cloud" suggests, it is not necessary to download the titles, but simply transmit them from Microsoft servers. The first reports of Reddit users claim that the preview works quite well, with some delay between input and action.
The xCloud project is ready! pic.twitter.com/bY5tblv0CP
– Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) October 14, 2019
At the moment, the preview is only available to players in the USA. UU., United Kingdom, and South Korea According to the xCloud Frequently Asked Questions: “ It will be a journey of several years to deliver this technology to players around the world with the quality we want to meet, so We will add more regional availability as we learn more and create a great gaming streaming experience. ”
xCloud's main rival, Stadia, is launching next month, so it is probably a good time for Microsoft to remind everyone about the existence of xCloud. While Google has been talking about a good game about what Stadia is able to do before its launch, it should still allow users to really try it, and at launch, the only people who can do it are those willing to pay to the $ 129 founder's edition. A free preview of Microsoft is only a better view by comparison, although only a few people can take advantage of it.
The other potential competition, PlayStation Now, which does not work with mobile devices but has the honor of being the first publicly available cloud gaming service has recently dropped in price. Cloud game wars feel closer than ever, and it's good to see that at least one of the next two services is showing potential. Now the question remains: can he resist scrutiny once he reaches a wider audience?
To register, you need an Android phone with 6.0 or later, an Xbox One Bluetooth wireless controller, 5Ghz Wi-Fi and a Microsoft account. If you have all those things, you can register here.