Microsoft is beginning to accept records for its next transmission preview of the Project xCloud game. The software giant is opening applications in the United States, the United Kingdom and Korea today, and you can register here. Microsoft has not set a specific date for xCloud public trials other than October, and the company plans to "send invitations in the coming weeks" to a "small number of participants."
Microsoft keeps this initial preview small and select, even up to the number of games that xCloud testers can play. "In the first phase of the public advance of the xCloud Project, the featured games will be Gears 5 Halo 5: Guardians Murderous instinct and Sea of Thieves ," explains a Microsoft spokesman in a statement to The Verge . “For the purposes of the initial tests, our goal is to collect information from committed and active players from those communities. We will continue to expand our content catalog during the preview and share more details in the near future. ”
If you want to try xCloud, you will need an Android phone or tablet with Android 6.0 or higher with Bluetooth 4.0 support, a Microsoft account and an Xbox One controller with Bluetooth . Microsoft is launching a new Game Streaming application that will be available in the Google Play Store, but only beta participants can sign in to the application.
Microsoft is also working with some operators to test xCloud on mobile networks. A 5G partnership with SK Telecom in South Korea will begin in the coming weeks, and Microsoft is also forming technical partnerships with T-Mobile in the US. UU. And Vodafone in the UK to learn better about how to optimize xCloud for mobile networks.
Microsoft is not yet revealing any launch plan or even a business model for xCloud. The company seems to be taking things easy, and the test will continue until it reaches Microsoft's quality standards. You are still working on a separate Game Streaming feature for Xbox One, which allows you to stream all your games to your phone. Microsoft promised at E3 that this would also be available in a preliminary version in October.