12 September 2019
In recent times, there have been various technologies that are expected to be the next big thing and revolutionize the way we have been doing certain tasks. One such technology is cloud-based gaming that aims to make it possible for everyone to play AAA games without investing in high-end hardware. There are companies like Google, Microsoft, Sony, and NVIDIA working in the field and now, globally renowned gaming company Electronic Arts (EA) has joined the list too.
EA has officially announced closed beta testing for its own game streaming service. Like other rivals in the field, it will allow users to play video games on any device including smart TV, laptop, PC, tablet, and smartphone. It will be making use of EA's cloud technology and will offer access to EA gaming titles which are some of the widely played games around the world.
As part of the closed beta testing, EA will offer beta testers access to select titles including FIFA 19, Titanfall 2, Need for Speed Rivals, and Unravel. The aim of the testing phase to check the cloud network and server bandwidth for real-world usage. It goes without saying that users will be interesting in paying for and using the service only if it is able to deliver smoother gaming experience with least lag possible. It becomes even more crucial for FPS games where the time difference of even milliseconds can prove to be vital.
To become a beta tester, you will have to sign-up for an EA account and become a part of the EA Community Playtesting group. It should be noted that these are must-do steps but they do not guarantee getting selected for the testing. Once you follow the steps and get selected, EA will get in touch with you regarding further steps related to the game streaming service.