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Project xCloud Goes Live In October

Microsoft’s Xbox One Project xCloud goes live in October with the commencement of a public preview test, which will allow select gamers to test the capabilities of the game streaming service.

Unveiled in 2018, the platform will allow gamers to enjoy their Xbox One games on mobile devices from the cloud.

Initially limited to players in the US, UK and South Korea, the public preview will have premium games like Halo 5: Guardians, Gears 5, Killer Instinct and Sea of Thieves available for testing, with more titles being added over time.

Microsoft says it will be rolling out invitations in a phased approach and interested gamers should register for the closed beta now via the Xbox website.

Project xCloud’s public preview will initially be limited to Android devices running Android 6.0 or higher with Bluetooth 4.0, but testers won’t need to own any of the Xbox One games prior to the preview in order to play them.

Although, participants will be needing a Microsoft account and Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One wireless controller to take part.

“It’s time to put Project xCloud to the test in a broader capacity, with a range of gamers, devices, network environments and real-world use-case scenarios, and this is where you come in,” said Kareem Choudhry, corporate vice-president for Project xCloud.

“At Xbox, we’ve made it a priority to engage with all of you to help in the creation process, and we now want you to play with us and share your feedback so we can iterate and improve, week after week.”

For more details on the Project xCloud closed beta, visit the Xbox website.

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