Electronic Arts is just the latest entry in the streaming or cloud gaming industry, which is ramping up very fast over the year and is about to spread its wings with major services launching in the next few months like Microsoft’s Project xCloud and Google Stadia.
EA has announced that it is launching sign-ups for Project Atlas, it’s cloud gaming service that was revealed in October 2018 and is now very close to release in its first form, which will allow the company to do the proper tests before the full release.
“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,” said chief technology officer Ken Moss.
“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.”
Project Atlas’ first test will grant you with streaming copies of FIFA 19, Titanfall 2, Unravel and Need for Speed Rivals, way more than the only Assassin’s Creed Odyssey that was attached with the first technical alpha of Google Stadia in 2018.
EA does believe that “cloud gaming is coming. It’s no longer a question of if, but when,” as Moss wrote on Medium (via GamesRadar+). “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 why it is launching Project Atlas, which could be a good partner of the already existing EA and Origin Access, replacing or assisting the download option for a plethora of platforms in a short or medium term.