Reports suggest Amazon is developing a game streaming service

11 Janvier, 2019, 19:01 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Amazon's next big thing could be game streaming

The Information reports that Amazon is developing its own cloud gaming service, joining the likes of Microsoft and Google in doing so.

The service will see Amazon compete with Google - which is now testing its Project Stream service in the U.S. - as well as Microsoft, which is building its own platform, hardware maker Nvidia, and publisher Electronic Arts.

GeekWire reached out to Amazon about its game streaming plans and will update this post if we hear back.

According to a report by The Information [Paywall], the plans are already in motion, with Amazon reportedly now negotiating with game publishers to be able to distribute their titles through its service. It's unclear whether Amazon's alleged service will be similar; it won't be arriving officially until 2020 at the earliest, according to The Information.

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The games are instead hosted on cloud servers, and streamed over the internet, which means you don't need a powerful computer to play high-end games - or you can use a phone or tablet too.

The Verge also learned that Amazon is hiring two engineers who are being recruited for "Cloud Games", while a third listing for a cross platform game engineer refers to "an unannounced AAA game business".

Amazon hasn't announced any such plans so far or even confirmed the existence of such plans. A fourth listing is after an AI Engineer, to work on a "never before seen kind of game".

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