Project xCloud public beta kicks off in the US, UK and South Korea today

Laurent Giret

Project xCloud signups open in the US, UK and Korea today ahead of October launch

The public beta for Microsoft’s much anticipated Project xCloud game streaming service is finally going live today in the US, UK, and South Korea. The company says that it has started sending invites to enthusiasts who signed up on the dedicated website, and more users should get access to the service soon.

During the preview, beta testers will be able to try four Xbox Game Studios titles: Halo 5: Guardians, Gears 5, Killer Instinct, and Sea of Thieves. “This is just the beginning as our content library will continue to grow as the preview progresses,” the company said back in September.

You’ll need a phone or tablet running Android 6.0 or higher to participate to the Project xCloud public preview, as well as an Xbox Wireless controller with Bluetooth. You’ll also need to download the new Microsoft Game Streaming app from the Google Play Store to get started.

Keep in mind that Project xCloud will works on both WiFi and mobile networks, and Microsoft has teamed up with T-Mobile in the US, Vodafone in the UK and SK-Telecom in South Korea to optimize the service on these networks. These are definitely exciting times for video games enthusiasts, especially with Google launching its competing Stadia cloud gaming service next month. If you received your Project xCloud invite today, let us know what you think of the service in the comments below.