Microsoft's Project xCloud is entering public testing this year

See Forza Horizon 4 running on a phone screen

Microsoft's Project xCloud is entering public testing this year

Project xCloud does sound pretty tempting - a streaming service which allows you to play any Xbox game on your phone or tablet screen from anywhere in the world. How could you say no?

Well, folks are soon to get their hands on it for themselves. Public testing has been announced to kick off this year, allowing people to finally test it out and see whether streaming to their phone is actually any good.

And to be honest, it doesn't look half bad. For one, the video below shows that you can use an Xbox One controller with Project xCloud, so there's no dodgy virtual controls or digging around for an old MFi controller to get it all going.

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The tech looks pretty tasty too, with Forza Horizon 4 running pretty smoothly on a tiny screen. Granted, this is in studio settings with an army of tech people on hand and a no-doubt superfast WiFi connection, but it's still pretty cool.

It's certainly a better offering than PS4 Remote Play on iOS, which just plum sucks, and needs a PS4 running to actually work. So hey, could be worse!

Keep and eye out for Project xCloud testing to start rolling out this year. No idea when it'll actually be wide-launched, however.