Microsoft has been teasing its take on game streaming for ages, and it looks like it’s finally time for the public to start playing with Project xCloud. The streaming tech enters beta next month, and the publisher has opened sign-ups for curious players in the United States, United Kingdom, and Korea.
This beta is all about the tech – crucially, Microsoft still hasn’t disclosed details on the business model, and does not plan to do so until all the potential streaming kinks are worked out. The beta launches with free access to Halo 5: Guardians, Gears 5, Killer Instinct, and Sea of Thieves, and will continue to get new content from both Microsoft and third-parties over time.
If you’re in the US or UK, you can sign up for the beta here. (Or here, in the unlikely event you’re reading this in Korea.) When the xCloud preview launches on an as-yet-unspecified day in October, it will only be available on Android devices running version 6.0 or later, and you will need a Microsoft account and a Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One controller to play.
Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/microsoft/project-xcloud-beta