T-Mobile teaming up with Microsoft on Project xCloud game streaming preview


T-Mobile and Microsoft are teaming up to help you play console-quality games while on the go.

T-Mobile today confirmed that it’s the U.S. technical partner for Microsoft’s Project xCloud preview. This means that during the preview, Project xCloud testers will be able to stream Xbox games on their Android phone or tablet using T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network.

The Project xCloud preview will include Xbox games like Gears 5, Halo 5: Guardians, Sea of Thieves, and Killer Instinct, with more titles being added over time. The invite-only preview will begin in October, and you can register right here. To participate, you’ll need a device running Android 6.0 or higher with Bluetooth 4.0 or higher, a compatible Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth, and a 5GHz Wi-Fi or 10Mbps mobile data connection.

“We chose T-Mobile as our technical partner for the Project xCloud preview in the US to leverage their mobile expertise as we embark on the next phase of our cloud gaming journey,” said Kareem Choudhry, Corporate Vice President for Project xCloud. “T-Mobile‚Äôs strong network performance, excitement for gaming, and partnership will help us better understand how to meet the needs of gamers.”

With Project xCloud, you’ll be able to stream Xbox games on the go, meaning you won’t have to wait around for a large download to complete before you’re able to play. And plus, Microsoft says that you don’t need to own games or a console to participate in the Project xCloud preview and help test out and improve this service. The preview is also happening in the U.K. and Korea, where Microsoft is working with Vodafone and SK Telecom, respectively.

If you’d like to register for the Project xCloud preview, you can do so right here.

Sources: T-Mobile, Microsoft

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  • steveb944

    Too bad I don’t have a remote to test it out. Sounds awesome.

  • Pico

    This is awesome!

  • Trevnerdio

    Ooo buddy, I hope I get this! This is great.

    • Keith Stevens

      Only problem is they throttle video streaming for network congestion supposedly but they are gonna allow this? blows through your data even 50GB in like a week. cellular anyway. I use nvidia Geforce now on my phone and it uses 10GB per hour on high settings. even low is 3-5GB per hour.

      • Keith Stevens

        Its awesome but even comcast I go over my 1TB per month gaming a lot.

      • Trevnerdio

        Hot damn! That’s a great point. I guess they’re betting on this being a small fraction of their user base, but YouTube/Netflix/Amazon streaming being much, much more popular across the base

  • J Trujillo

    Why is the merger not being talked about? This site has severely gone down since David left :(

    • Trevnerdio

      What is there to talk about right now? States are suing, regulatory approval is still not completely in the clear – what does Alex have to do with that?

    • JJ

      lol, what does the merger have to do with gaming? Move along