2019 is the year of the streaming game … or at least the beginning of it. NVIDIA has done business with GeForce. Google has been using Project Project Stream for some time, and now Verizon wants to get into the action.
As The Verge reported last week, Verizon has "quietly tested" its own game streaming service. Interestingly, the company uses the NVIDIA SHIELD ̵
The service, which is called uninteresting Verizon Gaming during the testing phase, is sown in peace to testers who receive a SHIELD. Xbox controller and access to the Alpha. You will also receive an Amazon gift card of over $ 150 for testing. That's pretty nice – playing games on good hardware is free for most gamers.
What fascinates the service most is the current stock selection. The Verge notes that games like God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 are already listed in the service. The former is an exclusive PlayStation title, the latter is not yet available on the PC. It is quite possible that Verizon wants to position this as a multi-platform service, which would make it the first of its kind.
However, it is also worth mentioning that these titles are not yet recordable and could only be wildcards for the time being. In an internal email sent by The Verge, the team working on gaming said the "testing is mainly performance-driven" and that they "work on the engine and its parts." It's of course unclear what that is does mean for catalogs, but if the company could find a way to work with different platforms, it could be a literal game changer.
The big question in the minds of many users is why – Why would Verizon want a cloud game service? The answer is simple: 5G. This will be the next big thing for all airlines this year (but probably not so useful by 2020), and what's better than the speed and low latency of this next-generation network, as something that normally requires only the best internet connections ?
It is unclear how much Verizon will charge for the service, whether it will be available on third-party devices (likely), or how users can sign up to join the beta.
] via The Verge