Comcast Adds Video Games to X1 Platform
Want to play FIFA soccer but don’t feel like purchasing an Xbox or PS4? Well, Comcast is adding video games to its X1 platform.
The cable giant recently unveiled Xfinity Games, a new partnership with Electronic Arts, which streams the games over the Internet to X1 set-top boxes. Subscribers use smartphones or tablet computers to control the action, rather than using traditional gaming controllers.
Currently in beta testing, Comcast is inviting X1 subscribers to give the games a shot by signing up here.
“We’re looking for feedback as we test and tweak the experience and want people to play as much as they’d like so we can evaluate and improve the service,” said Sam Schwartz, chief business development officer for Comcast Cable.
Promotional materials for the service show titles like FIFA Soccer 13, Monopoly, and NBA Jams.
It’s just Comcast’s latest move to bolster the X1 offering. It recently released the X1 Sports app, which provides a plethora of visual sports info along the right side of the screen to help fans follow along with each game. It also recently launched the X1 Kid Zone with only age-appropriate material for little ones, and a voice-activated remote control.