Yesterday, Microsoft and the Xbox team announced that their Project Xcloud Public Preview (Xbox Game Streaming) is open for registration. Those that live in the US, UK or Korea can now register to be apart of the public preview to test Microsoft’s Xbox game streaming services.
Here’s what to expect from the Project xCloud public preview and how you can register to participate:
- If you’re in the US and UK, you can sign up to register today here, and if you’re in Korea, you can register here. We’ll begin to send invites in the coming weeks. With a goal of learning and improving quickly, we’re taking a phased approach to our public preview, starting with a small number of participants to get initial feedback, then opening it up to more and more gamers. If you don’t receive an invite right away, there will be other opportunities; we’ll continue to open up more spots over time.
- Xbox launched with Halo, and so will the Project xCloud public preview. It will begin with Halo 5: Guardians, the all-new Gears 5, a fantastic fast-twitch fighter Killer Instinct, and the online adventure Sea of Thieves. This is just the beginning as our content library will continue to grow as the preview progresses.
- There are a few requirements to participate in the Project xCloud preview. You’ll need a phone or tablet running Android 6.0 or higher with Bluetooth 4.0; a Microsoft account; a Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One Wireless Controller; and while not required, we recommend a phone mount for your controller. Project xCloud runs on Wi-Fi and mobile networks in your area.
- You will be able to access content through our all-new Microsoft Game Streaming app, available in the coming weeks for Android devices. It’ll be available for all to download, but you’ll only be able to sign in once you’ve received an official invite into the preview.
Please note that while registering you will notice that only streaming from the cloud is your only option at the moment. Streaming from your Xbox One console is still listed as coming soon. The preview is listed as launching next month in October and we can begin to see folks getting invites to the program as we approach the October start date.
Source: Xbox News