Microsoft has started to invite people who want to test Project xCloud. That is what Microsoft CEO Kareem Choudhry announced on Monday.
The invitations will continue to be sent in the coming weeks to Xbox users in the United States, the United Kingdom and South Korea. Initially, only Halo 5: Guardians , Gears 5 , Killer Instinct and Sea of Thieves can be played via the beta.
Project xCloud makes it possible to stream games to different devices, such as a smartphone or tablet. Games do not have to be downloaded or installed, because they are sent directly from data centers to users' devices.
Microsoft already announced in September that the tests would start in October. Interested people could sign up for this. Project xCloud is not yet available as a test version in the Netherlands.
Choudry calls the beta "a critical phase in our ambition to make game streaming available worldwide". The test examines, among other things, how the networks persist and whether there is a delay in playing the games.
It is not known how long the test period will last. Microsoft said earlier that it would take as long as needed. It is also unknown when the service will be officially launched worldwide and at what price.