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Microsoft Launches Project xCloud Public Test

Microsoft is set to launch a public test of Project xCloud. Image Source: Bang Showbiz  Starting next month, the tech giant will begin a test run of the Xbox game streaming service – which will bring titles to other devices including mobile phones and tablets – in selected countries. For now, the preview is Android […]

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Microsoft is set to launch a public test of Project xCloud.

Image Source: Bang Showbiz 

Starting next month, the tech giant will begin a test run of the Xbox game streaming service – which will bring titles to other devices including mobile phones and tablets – in selected countries.

For now, the preview is Android only, but users in the UK, US and Korea can sign up now to get an invite, with just a compatible device and Bluetooth controller required to get underway.

To start with, the preview programme will include ‘Halo 5: Guardians’, ‘Gears 5’, ‘Sea of Thieves’ and ‘Killer Instinct’, with more titles set to join over time.

Access to these games will be free within the public test run.

Microsoft said the test will run “until customers are consistently reporting a great, fun experience and the technology meets our internal quality standards”.

There’s no further details on exactly how long xCloud will be available for public testing, or indeed what the business model will be after that point.