EA is starting to expand testing for the project Atlas cloud streaming service allowing players to stream a variety of games within a set time period.
The trial will last two weeks while players will be allowed to stream FIFA 19, Need for Speed Rivals, Unravel, and Titanfall 2. From this testing period, EA hopes to acquire more information about the bugs these games might have on a cloud streaming service.
Ken Moss EA’s CTO noted that many other games were pooled out for testing on the project Atlas streaming service in hopes of seeing how they perform on the platform. In a statement from Moss, “Just as subscriptions can be an incredibly strong proposition for players to access great content with minimal friction, when combined with cloud streaming we can make it even more compelling to jump into new games and connect with new communities.”
There will also be testing in regards to cross-platform play among streamers with some parts of the service. However, this may only be from pc to console as a cross-play between consoles has not yet been spoken about. However, these tests are just the beginning. As Moss states, “The bottom line is this. Cloud gaming is coming. It’s no longer a question of if, but when,” writes Moss. “It’s still really early days but we’re excited to take this next step in our learning, and it’s great to be able to do it with some of you in our community. This is about enhancing the quality of our games and services for a cloud powered future.”