The age of streaming video games is upon us. With Google Stadia launch set for next month, Microsoft is also making some moves with Project xCloud game streaming, which is now in public testing.
Signups for this game streaming service have been live since September 24, and invitations are now starting to roll out now, and will continue to roll out over the next few weeks as the Xbox team fires up the servers and tests out the technology.
Phil Spencer shared the exciting news.
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
Apparently, a bunch of users on Reddit have already received the invitation via email. Interestingly, even some that did not were able to use the service anyway, though this is not something that everyone can replicate.
Regardless, if you want to sign up, you can do so by pointing your web browser to this link.
Microsoft does asks for the type of device that you are using, when you sign up for the preview, along with details of your mobile carrier. These factors are something that most definitely impact who gets invited and when, factor into how soon you’ll receive an invitation to start using the service.
Although the complete details regarding Project xCloud are missing, we do know that this game service makes use of the Azure platform for processing and streaming video games straight to a variety of devices and screens.
Microsoft is doing all it can to bring its cloud expertise to this $150 billion industry that is currently growing at 9.6% each year.