EA’s cloud gaming service is launching a surprise closed beta tonight

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EA has announced that it’ll be launching a closed trial for its upcoming Project Atlas cloud streaming service tonight at 10PM PT / 1AM ET, allowing anyone with an EA Origin account to sign up and potentially gain access to a closed beta of EA’s in-progress cloud gaming service. The initial test will start tonight and run for two weeks.

Players selected for the trial will be able to play four games: FIFA 19, Titanfall 2, Need for Speed Rivals, and Unravel. According to a Medium post published this afternoon announcing the trial from Ken Moss, EA’s chief technology officer, the company is looking to see how games perform in real-world scenarios, particularly in regard to things like latency and jitter.

Per Moss, “EA is working on…

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Author: Chaim Gartenberg