How to Apply to Beta Test EA Cloud Gaming and Play Four Games for Free
Many of the largest gaming companies are betting that the gaming industry is moving forward with cloud gaming – games streamed from a server rather than being downloaded and run on individual PCs. Electronic Arts – the creator of Madden, FIFA and the super popular Apex Legends battle royale – is in the upcoming streaming arms race looking for people to help the company test its cloud gaming capabilities .
In other words, there will be a beta release. (Technically alpha.) It will likely work similar to Google’s original Project Stream beta last year, which was an early test for its upcoming game streaming platform, Google Stadia .
In the upcoming EA Cloud Gaming Technical Challenge, players will have access to four games – Titanfall 2 , FIFA 19 , Need for Speed Rivals and Unravel . Not the latest games, but there are also funny ones. If you sign in, you can play them on “any device” including PC and Mac laptops, tablets, phones, smart TVs, and streaming boxes. Some of these are likely to be more workable than others, depending on whether you have a controller that can sync with them.
EA hasn’t announced when the cloud gaming beta will begin. For now, you can sign up for the EA Community Testing Program to join a potential testing pool. To volunteer, visit the EA Cloud Gaming Technical Test Registration page . You will need an EA account to register – if you have an account with Origin, EA’s PC publishing platform, that matters. If you don’t have one, you can register on the EA website .
Please be aware that subscribing to a Community Testing Team does not guarantee that you will be selected to participate in beta testing. It just gives you the option to be selected, such as subscribing to test movie screenings. However, if you sign up, I will hold my fingers to you.