Ever wanted to stream Gears 5 to your phone? Well, now you can as Microsoft’s game-streaming service Project xCloud is in public open trials.
Microsoft is initialising the beta in waves, so if you don’t get an invite this time around don’t fret they’ll be plenty of opportunities, but there’s no harm in checking your emails once in a while. Albeit, they’re expecting high demand so there’s a possibility you won’t ever get in.
Four pretty decent games are available in the trail, Halo 5: Guardians, Killer Instinct, Seas of Thieves and of course Gears 5. As this is a game-streaming service, you don’t need to own the games in any way or form to play them.
Project xCloud is a go! pic.twitter.com/bY5tblv0CP
— Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) October 14, 2019
If you have a phone or tablet with Android 6.0 and Bluetooth 4.0 you can use the xCloud beta, but sadly there is no support for iPhone or iPad at this stage. You, of course, can use an Xbox One controller.
Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, even tweets about it saying, “We’re excited for all of you to help shape the future of game streaming.”
Proud of the #ProjectxCloud team for launching the public preview – it’s an exciting time at Xbox. Invitations are rolling out now and will continue over the coming weeks. We’re excited for all of you to help shape the future of game streaming.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) October 14, 2019
The game-streaming service competition is about to be underway, as xCloud trails have launched before Google Stadia’s launch in November and even Sony have dropped the price of their own PS Now service.
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