Project XCloud Lets You Stream Xbox Games On Your Phone, Beta Available Soon
With the Xbox One supposedly nearing the end of its lifecycle, Microsoft has been planning for the future of Xbox as a platform. The next generation of Xbox consoles has been promised to be in the works, and Microsoft has also indicated that they plan on making cloud gaming an even bigger part of their ecosystem. With services like Google Stadia rising to bring new competition to the traditional gaming market, Xbox has announced the new Project XCloud service that will let gamers play their favorite Xbox games on the go. Now, new details have been provided on when Xbox fans can try the cloud streaming service out for themselves.
Microsoft provided the new Project XCloud details on today’s new Inside Xbox presentation. To prepare for the service’s full launch, Microsoft has announced that they will be conducting a public beta test of the service they are calling the Public Preview. Starting in October, Xbox players in the United States, the United Kingdom and South Korea will be able to try out Project XCloud for themselves and help Microsoft improve the system before its full release. Users in these three regions can sign up now on the official Xbox website for a chance to be one of the lucky testers next month.
Microsoft has confirmed the hardware requirements needed for the Public Preview, which will also be the requirements for using XCloud at full launch. Players will need an Android 6.0 or higher device with Bluetooth 4.0 or higher, Xbox One controller with Bluetooth, a Microsoft account and while not required, a phone mount for the controller is recommended. T-Mobile has confirmed that they have a special relationship with Microsoft to help share the needs of XCloud users with Microsoft. This will be a great way for potential XCloud subscribers to sample the service and see if it is the right cloud streaming service for them. And for the ability to play Halo 5 and Crackdown 3 on the go, this is definitely a no-brainer.
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