Microsoft is currently taking registrations for its forthcoming series of Project xCloud trials, the sports streaming service it has been developing for quite a long time.
The company is taking applications from the USA, the UK, and Korea, although there is no definite date for trials but it can begin without doubt this Oct. Microsoft says it is also planning to send invitations “in the forthcoming weeks” to a “small group of participants.” for the Project xCloud Testing.
Microsoft is making an attempt to assume a low profile, as it seems like. The preview group is going to be composed of simply a selected few. Even the games they will be ready to play are going to be restricted. “In the primary section of the Project xCloud public preview, featured games are going to be Gears 5, Halo 5: Guardians, Killer Instinct and the Sea of Thieves,” explains a Microsoft Representative, because of the Verge reports. “For initial testing purposes, we tend to aim to collect insights from engaged and active players from those communities. We’ll still expand our content catalog over the course of the preview and can share additional details in the nearest to future.”
Those who need to be a part of xCloud testing can must have an android phone or tablet running android 6 or higher with Bluetooth 4. They are going to need a Microsoft account and a Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One controller. As a part of the tests, Microsoft is going to launch a Game Streaming app on the Play Store, however solely beta participants are going to be able to sign up.
Microsoft also has its own network speeds covered. It’s also partnering with some carriers to check xCloud’s performance over mobile networks. for instance, it’s about to start working with Korea network SK telecom in the coming weeks. Stateside, it’ll be forming technical partnerships with T-Mobile, and, it plans to work with Vodafone. All this is to ascertain how xCloud can fare on mobile networks.
Although details regarding the particular service remain fuzzy, for example, it’s still not very clear what the business model for xCloud is, exactly. But clearly, with Microsoft choosing a little group of test participants, it´s trying to slow things but there isn’t any telling when these tests will stop. Meanwhile, it’s safe to assume Microsoft may continue going till it reaches its standards for quality and performance.
Interested users could sign on to be a part of Microsoft’s xCloud tests by visiting its web site.