Last year, Electronic Arts announced Project Atlas – an effort to build tech appropriate for the impending wave of cloud gaming services. Things have been pretty quiet around Atlas since, but today, the company has revealed more details and opened sign-ups for community playtesting of cloud-based game streaming.

To be clear, Project Atlas is the name of EA’s overall cloud gaming R&D effort, and actual game streaming is “just one very specific part of that vision.” The Medium post from EA’s chief technology officer, Ken Moss, breaks down the broad philosophy behind this development, but in concrete terms, here’s what you need to know.

You can sign up to test EA’s cloud gaming technical trial through the company’s community playtesting portal. The trial will give you access to FIFA 19, Titanfall 2, Need for Speed Rivals, and Unravel. Cross-play is a focus, so the trial will “engage with the live PC environment on Origin,” and your progress in those games will carry over into the Origin versions when the trial is complete.

Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/ea-cloud-streaming-service