- Amazon reportedly building a cloud-based game streaming service.
- The company could announce the service by 2020.
- It will go up against Project Stream by Google and Microsoft’s Project xCloud.
After Google and Microsoft, it seems like Amazon is getting in on the whole game streaming business. As per The Information’s report, via The Verge, the company is said to be working on its own game streaming platform that could be announced by 2020. Additionally, the company has posted some job listings that only serve to reaffirm the company’s plans of coming up with a game streaming service. The company is looking to recruit two engineers in Seattle and California specifically for working on ‘Cloud Games.’ Additionally, if these listings weren’t convincing enough, there is also a third job posting for a ‘Lead Cross Platform Game Engineer’ and as per the report, the job’s description reads, “This is a rare opportunity to take a technical leadership role to shape the foundation of an unannounced AAA games business.”
This possibility of Amazon working on its own game streaming service is not surprising considering the booming gaming industry. Additionally, with competitors like Google and Microsoft, it would make perfect sense for the company to get into the fray and grab a chunk of the market ASAP. However, the two companies have marched ahead as Google is currently in the midst of testing its Project Stream platform in partnership with Ubisoft and Microsoft previously said that its Project xCloud service will enter public testing phase in 2019. While Google wants to stream games on any PC that can run a browser, Microsoft’s game streaming tech is said to enable gamers play on the device of their want like PCs, tablets and smartphones, without being locked to a particular device.