Beginning Monday night at 10 p.m. PT / 1 a.m. ET, Electronic Arts is running an open two-week test of its streaming gaming service called Project Atlas. Those who have signed up for the test and also to EA’s retail portal Origin, will have the chance to play four EA games, through the cloud: Need for Speed Rivals, FIFA 19, Titan fall 2 and Unravel.
Ken Moss, EA’s chief technology officer wrote in a post on Monday: “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.” Last year, Moss uncovered Project Atlas, a unified publishing platform which includes gaming. He said that over a thousand people are working on the new technology at EA, that he described as an “engine plus services platform.”
The new trial is open to users of different platforms including smart TVs, Mac, tablet, PC, OTT and smartphones. Max wrote, “Our goal 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. While this particular trial will be focused on cloud gaming on PC, we are also working to understand performance across multiple other devices. Most importantly, we are here to learn how to improve and enhance the cloud gaming experience for our players.”