EA is looking to compete with Google and Microsoft with a new game-streaming service - here's how to sign up to try it before it launches
Kevin WebbSep 11, 2019, 20:41 IST
"FIFA 19"/Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts' "FIFA" is one of the most popular video games in the world.
Electronic Arts is the latest video game company to begin tests for a cloud gaming service with the intention of streaming high-end video games to smartphones and other devices.
Ken Moss, EA's chief technology officer, revealed that EA will launch a technical test for the service, which is codenamed Project Atlas. Players will be able to choose from a selection of four games including "FIFA 19."
Electronic Arts announced on Monday an upcoming technical test for Project Atlas, the video game publisher's cloud gaming service. Cloud gaming is a burgeoning technology that allows players to stream games directly to their computer, phone, and other devices, removing the need for expensive consoles.
When it launches, Project Atlas will compete with cloud gaming services from major tech companies like Google and Microsoft. In November Google will launch Stadia, an entirely cloud-based gaming platform, and Microsoft has offered public demos of Project xCloud, a service that will stream games from a cloud-based machine and allow Xbox-owners to stream games from their home console.