Comcast partners with EA to bring game streaming to cable subscribers

Electronic Arts and Comcast have announced a partnership to offer subscribers of the cable company access to game streaming via their set-top box.

Polygon reports on the deal, officially dubbed ‘X1 Games Powered by EA.’ The lineup is currently limited to around 20 games, including EA IPs NBA Jam and M.U.L.E.

The selection also offers a few indie titles, such as Tomorrow Corporation’s Little Inferno. The publisher expressed to the site that it hopes to expand its third party lineup for the service in the future.

"We have relationships with publishers across the industry," EA’s Katrina Strafford said. "It’s absolutely something we’ll explore more as we get feedback from players."

The service delivers streaming titles through Comcast’s X1 cable box and is free for subscribers for the time being. Traditional gamepads aren’t supported, with the service instead opting for a free mobile app that players use to turn their phone or tablet into a controller.

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