Amazon too is working on a game streaming service

Esequiel Farfan
Enero 12, 2019

Amazon is developing its own Netflix-like video game streaming service, sources claim, pitting it against Sony, Microsoft, and other companies offering or developing similar platforms.

Deadline also reports that Amazon is now speaking with publishers to distribute their games on the untitled Amazon game-streaming platform. People who pony up for the plan not only unlock free or expedited shipping, but also get access to Amazon's streaming music and video services in countries where they're available. It offers tools through its cloud computing division, Amazon Web Services, to help developers build games. "Streaming services represent a potentially significant shift in the games business by, in some cases, eliminating the need for players to purchase expensive hardware, such as consoles or PCs, to run the most elaborate titles", according to The Information.

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Google is also in on the game streaming game with Project Stream, which it tested past year by streaming Assassin's Creed Odyssey through the Chrome browser, and it has plans to further develop the service with the use of the latest graphics cards from AMD. That's because more of the processing power is moving to the cloud, allowing more games to work on phones and tablets.

The Verge was able to track down some Amazon job listings to corroborate the report, where the company is now hiring at least two engineers in Seattle and California specifically to work on "Cloud Games", with a third post saying that Amazon has a new game business planned.

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