South Korea’s telecom giant SK Telecom said Wednesday that it is inviting online applications for free trials of Microsoft’s upcoming cloud-based game-streaming service Project xCloud.
According to SKT, Android-based smartphone users who subscribe to its 5G wireless service can sign up until Oct. 8.
Those selected to take part will get a glimpse of Microsoft’s game-streaming service next month, SKT said. Trials in the United States and the United Kingdom are scheduled to run simultaneously.
|Microsoft’s upcoming cloud-based game-streaming service Project xCloud|
“As Microsoft’s first Korean partner in the cloud gaming business, we are hoping to provide various benefits and services for those wanting to enjoy Microsoft’s Project xCloud game-streaming service,” said an SKT official.
Earlier this month, the two companies announced plans to work together in the 5G-based cloud gaming business. As Microsoft’s “exclusive operating partner” in Korea, SKT said it would use its 5G technology to help Microsoft enhance its position in the mobile gaming market.