Microsoft to launch public preview of Project xCloud

By Roger Pierce

Microsoft is going launch its game-streaming service, Project xCloud with the release on the details of the public preview.

The product launching is set in October.



The game-streaming service will give the players the handle to play Xbox One games into their mobile phones. Microsoft’s data centers, according to the released details, have special servers with Xbox components to play and broadcast while playing.

Microsoft’s staff had already tried the program. However, the public trial will test the program’s capacities in a real-world ecosystem.

Where to sign up?

The public preview will be available in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Korea. Players from these regions have already registered for the preview.

To avail, players have to provide information about their mobile device, postal code, and network.

For the US- and UK-based players, any network will work. But in Korea, to participate in the preview the gamer has to use SK Telecom.

Limited number

Microsoft said it will start with a limited number of invites. The number of invites, however, will increase over time.

The company has admitted it cannot accommodate all public preview applicants.



Four Xbox One titles

Four Xbox One titles are playable during the preview, namely: Guardians, Gears 5, Killer Instinct, and Sea Thieves. As the company moves along, more titles are going to be rolled out.

There is no definite timeframe when the public preview will last. It will continue as needed to test the new product requirements.

Compatibility

Project xCloud is compatible only with Android 6.0 or higher supported by Bluetooth 4.0 or higher.

Another thing, a player needs a Microsoft account and Xbox One controller with Bluetooth technology. In the absence of Bluetooth, players can opt to play via Wi-Fi or mobile network (Roger Pierce for Mindanao Sun)

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