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EA's game streaming service Atlas launches in closed beta

Published: 07:55, 10 September 2019
Updated: 07:57, 10 September 2019
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EA launched their game streaming service named Atlas in a closed beta test. Those who got the invites will get to play FIFA 19, Need for Speed Rivals, Titanfall 2 and Unravel. The goal of the beta is to test lag, jitter and other obstacles.

It's been almost a year since EA officially announced their own game streaming platform called Atlas. According to EA, over 1000 employees have been working on the project with a dozen studios all over the world. 

Today, the publisher officially launched Atlas in closed beta test, which is available for some people who've signed up for Community Playtesting earlier this year. Those who got the invites from EA to test Atlas will be limited to only four games which include FIFA 19, Need for Speed Rivals, Titanfall 2 and Unravel.

Players will also get to see how Atlas' synchronized game progression works and all the progress that is made while playing will translate to Origin regardless of the device you're playing on.

Furthermore, EA will be testing just how well their new game streaming platform actually works in real-life situations. The developers will look for jitter, lag and other issues that usually surface while streaming and sour the experience.

In a post on Medium, EA's chief technology officer Ken Moss wrote: "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. 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."

Last year, Moss called Project Atlas the combination of the power of Frostbite engine, machine learning and artificial intelligence to empower game developers to create and manage connected game experiences.

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EA are yet to announce when exactly they plan to launch the full-fledged version of Atlas but they probably won't wait for too long as we're getting closer to Google Stadia release and Microsoft's Project xCloud is also just around the corner.

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