The fact that one need to purchase some $1000 worth gear just to play games might be coming to an end considering how interesting cloud gaming will be. Consider the fact that you won’t need to buy some expensive gadgets except a TV and then some small piece of hardware and boom, you’re connected to hundreds of Games through the internet right on your smart TV or Smartphone.
That’s what the Google Stadia as well as the Microsoft Project xCloud is all about. We all know that Video Games nowadays are getting far better every day and hardware are also complimenting this improvements during each upgrades which means most modern Smart TVs can play Cloud-Based games which might lead to the untimely death of Game consoles.
The unlikeliness of playing Video games using a game Console is part of what we expect to be highlighted during the CES 2020 at Las Vegas just next week.
This year 2019 saw a massive shift towards cloud computing especially with the advent of the 5G network which will most likely get very mainstream in years to come.
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We saw the Apple Arcade which definitely do not need any console, the same was the case of Microsoft as well as Google everything happening within this decade, this is a clear sign we’ll definitely see far more of this in the new decade starting in 2020.
Though not technically a cloud gaming service, Apple Arcade , the tech giant’s new gaming service, launched in September. With a $4.99 (£4.99, AU$7.99) monthly subscription, users get access to over 100 games that are playable on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV. Some games have started rolling out for Mac as well.
There were rumors Apple could in fact introduce a Gaming Mac during the WWDC by the mid 2020 and that would be really interesting although cloud gaming is limitless and can be accessible via any medium so far the device has a display that supports the resolution.
Google Stadia launched back in November and offers interesting gaming that doesn’t require Game Consoles which is truly interesting. As for devices in support, report has it that it works on Smart TVs, Laptops and Pixel Phones with the controller making it more comfortable to play whatever the ind of game you’d opt for.
The subscription for the Google Stadia is priced at $120 which includes a Stadia controller, a Chromecast Ultra as well as a Short USB-C-to-C cable, a Destiny 2 game download, and three months of a $10-per-month Stadia Pro subscription service which is needed to access of all of Stadia’s online features. A more affordable version of Stadia along with some major game titles is due out in 2020.
And as for Microsoft, their own cloud gaming is called the Project xCloud gaming service which is also a close competitor of the Stadia unlike the Apple Arcade which is just a minimalist game with little animations and so forth, the Project xCloud is a big deal.
The service is going to be an integral of the Xbox Series X which will give users unlimited storage to access games directly from the Microsoft Xbox gaming cloud system without having to download them which is really interesting.
Another gaming platform that will make wave during the CES 2020 includes the iiRacade which is said to be the first stand-up arcade game with built-in online game store platform for downloading a library of new and classic games. Although it’s not fully cloud-gaming, iiRcade demonstrates one of the ways that cloud gaming can be tweaked for multiple gaming mediums.
Gaming is definitely getting more integrated into our culture everyday and that’s really interesting enough and the fact that we won’t need to play these games carrying a Game console everywhere is another interesting thing which makes it worthwhile. Meanwhile the CES 2020 will be a platform to showcase everything from Gaming services to other futuristic gadgets that will enhance our lifestyle.