Just yesterday, Microsoft made a sudden announcement that the company will be hosting an Inside Xbox livestreamed show just a couple hours after PlayStation’s State of Play presentation. Among the list of marketed titles that will be featured during the show, Microsoft did specify that more information on the upcoming Project xCloud program will be shared in the then-coming stream.
Now that the latest Inside Xbox presentation has arrived, Microsoft has announced that those interested to try the new initiative to play Xbox games on your mobile devices can do so this coming October. Revealing that there will be an Project xCloud preview which Xbox users ca sign up to hopefully reserve a spot in the upcoming test ring.
To get the most important par out of the way, Microsoft announced that there will be four different games to be supported when the preview launches next month:
- Gears 5
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Killer Instinct
- Sea of Thieves
Looking to supported devices, it looks like Apple owners will have to sit this one out as Microsoft specifies that the minimum requirement to use Project xCloud Preview will at least need their smart phone or tablet updated to Android 6.0 or higher. Bluetooth 4.0 is also insisted to be another requirement to use the streaming preview program. Of course, a Microsoft account will be needed along with a wireless Xbox One controller also.
For how your selected device will run the program can either be done via based Wi-Fi or through your mobile networks in your region. Microsoft shares to have partnered with T-Mobile for United States, Vodafone in the United Kingdom, and SK Telecom for South Korea: it is implied that using these carriers will ensure the best experience when playing on Project xCloud.
Currently, Microsoft announced that Xbox users can download the Microsoft Game Streaming app for Project xCloud, but only initiated preview members can use the streaming feature. Microsoft also recommends that users who plan to sign up for the program should also use a phone mount for your controller.
Do you think you would use Project xCloud?
Source: Xbox Wire