Comcast Offering EA Games Via Their New X1 Set Top
Comcast appears to be adding a new wrinkle to the company's X1 set top box: games. Jeff Baumgartner at Multichannel News
has noticed that Comcast is testing a new service that will use EA's Origin game service to stream games to the X1. While the Xfinity iPad app description page
insists the service offers "console quality games," we're probably talking about more casual fare, the likes of which won't have Nintendo, Microsoft or Sony losing sleep anytime soon. Comcast says their X1 is currently in around 53% of markets
, and the company is working on their X2 platform
which will add cloud-storage to the mix.