Microsoft's Project xCloud game streaming service will be available for public testing next month, and the company revealed today during its latest Inside Xbox webcast that it has just opened records for consumers in the United States, the United Kingdom and South Korea on this page. "We will begin sending invitations in the coming weeks," the company said today.
The company expects to receive many applications starting today, and not everyone will have early access to Project xCloud. "It is our intention to accommodate as many eligible players as possible and we will continue to invite more players to preview over time. "says the blog post on Xbox Wire.
Kareem Choudhry, CVP of Gaming Cloud at Microsoft was on stage during today's Inside. Xbox will share more details about the service. Four games will be available when the public beta starts next month: Halo: 5 Guardians, Gears 5, Sea of Thieves and Killer Instinct. "This is just the beginning, as our content library will. Continue to grow as the preview progresses," the Xbox team announced today. It is important to note that all these games will be free, even if you do not buy them on your Xbox One.
To test Project xCloud, you will only need an Xbox compatible wireless controller with Bluetooth and an Android phone or tablet. The service will work on both mobile and Wi-Fi networks, and Microsoft has also partnered with T-Mobile in the US. In the United States, Vodafone in the United Kingdom and SK Telekom in South Korea to optimize the player experience on these networks, but xCloud will / should work with any cellular network within the US. UU., The United Kingdom or Korea.
Project xCloud content will be available through a dedicated Microsoft Game Streaming application that will launch on Android in the coming weeks. Microsoft did not share a release date for the public beta version of Project xCloud next month, nor is it clear how long the beta test will last. "The preview will continue until customers constantly report an excellent and fun experience and the technology meets our internal quality standards. As is typical of our preview programs, we plan to start with groups focused on the early stages for the purpose of stability and then expand over time, "the company said today.
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