Lately, Microsoft is putting put all the meat on the grill with the games outside of Xbox. In the first place, is betting big on the subscription Game Pass on PCwhere for 3,99 euros per month we can play many games of quality. Now, in one more step toward what seems to come in the next few years, have opened the registration for the pre-release version of Project xCloudthe platform of video game streaming rivalizará with Google Stay.
For the record, you will need a Microsoft accountintroduce our country or region of residence, selecting our carrier of mobile telephony, and to introduce the operating system of our smartphone (for the moment forces you to choose Android), but does not require to introduce a version of the system or a serial number. Tras we checked in, we will not be able to play, and we are presented with this message:
“We will contact you within a couple of months to find out if you were selected for the preliminary version initial. Note: we will Only accept a limited number of participants in the first round and the registration does not guarantee that you will be selected”.
As we see, the registration will be limitedso if we want to be a early adopter of xCloud, it is best to hurry. The email only will come if we are chosen, but admitted to new players throughout the year.
What we will need to play in xCloud
As in the first months of Google Stay the devices are very limited,** the preliminary version of xCloud not be released to all devices where one would expect to be able to play in the future**. You also may not play with the freedom of peripherals that you would like to many players. We see what to ask for Microsoft.
In the first place, to xCloud we will only be able to play with a smartphone or tablet with Android operating system. You will have to count with Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher, with the Bluetooth version of 4.0 or higher. In terms of control, we will need the wireless controller official Xbox, compatible with Bluetooth (remote Control original that comes with the Xbox One S or Xbox One X, wireless Controller Xbox one Elite Series 2 or Xbox Controller Design Lab are compatible, the Xbox One or the Xbox Elite original are not supported).
The company sells a clip official with the to attach the smartphone to the controller to make the gaming sessions more comfortable.
In terms of the connection, Microsoft recommends Wifi 5 GHz, or mobile data, with 10 Mbps downstream, as a minimum. It is somewhat confusing, because a Wifi network of 2.4 GHz can give you a quality transfer, but the minimum seem to those 10 Mbps.
To play on the smartphone, once we get the confirmation email, you must install the application Xbox Game Streaming (preliminary version). So, for the moment no possibility to play in browser or on other devices that are not PC, though everything can change from here to the couple of months that is spoken of in Microsoft.
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