What you need to know

  • EA is another company that wants to get into cloud game streaming.
  • It's holding a technical trial for its service soon.
  • You'll be able to play games like Titanfall 2 through the cloud.
  • You can sign up here.

It seems like every single company out there wants a piece of cloud gaming. We already know about Shadow, but Amazon, Bethesda, Google, and Microsoft appear to be developing their own technologies. EA doesn't want to be left behind and just announced a test for its game streaming service.

In a post on Medium, EA's Chief Technology Officer Ken Moss wrote the following.

Cloud gaming. It seems like these days, it's on everyone's mind, with new possibilities, paths, and players emerging from all corners of the industry. For EA, our continued focus will be on making sure our games will be ready for a cloud-powered future where our players can engage and enjoy anytime, anywhere, and on any device. To that end, I'm excited to share that we'll be taking an important step in this learning journey as we host an exclusive external trial for our players to experience games streamed through EA's cloud technology... our goal with this exclusive trial is to gather more inputs at scale to test performance and quality of service in a variety of network conditions and on multiple server routing scenarios... EA is working on leveraging Amazon Web Services and the public cloud so that we can deploy as close to the players as possible, even in the face of unstable networks and changes in bandwidth.

Click the link here and join EA Community Playtesting for a chance to be included in the upcoming EA Cloud Gaming Technical Trial. You'll be able to play FIFA 19, Titanfall 2, Need for Speed Rivals, and Unravel during the test.

There are so many cloud gaming services popping up, that it's impossible to keep track. If there's too much fragmentation, many of them may fail. Here's hoping that Microsoft, which is the only company that has a console, will offer the ability to play all your titles through the cloud going forward. However, only time will tell. In my opinion, only a consilated platform can succeed. Many gamers won't subscribe to a dozen different services where their games are all over the place.

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