The public beta version for Microsoft's long-awaited Project xCloud game streaming service will finally be released in the US today. UU., United Kingdom and South Korea. The company says it has begun sending invitations to enthusiasts who registered on the dedicated website, and that more users should have access to the service soon.
Today is the day – #ProjectxCloud is now available for those accepted in the public preview. We will accept more participants over time, so sign up if you want to help us shape the future of game streaming. We are eager to hear your thoughts! https://t.co/CgFkeZwxPo pic.twitter.com/V2y3qb3ebm
– 🅻🅰🆁🆁🆈 ☁ 🅷🆁🆈🅱 (@majornelson) October 14, 2019
During the preview, beta testers can try four Xbox Game Studios titles: Halo 5: Guardians, Gears 5, Killer Instinct and Sea of Thieves. "This is just the beginning as our content library will continue to grow as the preview progresses," the company said in September.
You will need a phone or tablet with Android 6.0 or higher to participate in the public of the Project xCloud preview, as well as an Xbox wireless controller with Bluetooth. You will also need to download the new Microsoft Game Streaming application on your device, although we cannot find it in the Play Store as of this writing.
Note that Project xCloud will work on both WiFi and mobile networks, and Microsoft has partnered with T-Mobile in the United States, Vodafone in the United Kingdom and SK-Telecom in South Korea to optimize service in These networks. These are definitely exciting times for video game enthusiasts, especially with Google's launch of its Stadia cloud gaming competitor next month. If you received your invitation to Project xCloud today, let us know what you think of the service in the comments below.
Further reading: Project xCloud, Videogames, Xbox