Microsoft has announced that from today it will be possible to access Project xCloud through a beta open to all Android users with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
Subscribers to the service will therefore be able to access Microsoft's cloud gaming early and play some selected titles in order to provide feedback that allows developers to make further improvements to the platform. Recall that the official debut was set for September 15th.
To access the beta you need to download Xbox Game Pass (beta) – available in the Play Store, or via the link at the bottom of the page. As explained by a Microsoft spokesperson, this early beta will allow players to become more familiar with Project xCloud.
As we approach the launch of the first cloud gaming service with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on September 15th, we are starting a limited beta period that will allow for a smooth transition from the cloud gaming experience to the Xbox Game Pass app on Android. Xbox Game Pass (Beta) app users will have the opportunity to test a subset of the available titles as we prepare the experience for broader availability next month.
This limited beta version is critical to providing the best possible experience for members at launch, and should not be considered indicative of the final version.
As explained, it will therefore be a question of trying the gaming experience provided by Project xCloud with a catalog reduced to about 30 games compared to the 100 expected from next September 15th.
- Xbox Game Pass (Beta) | Android | Google Play Store, Free