For years we have been hearing about companies working on video game streaming. The idea behind it is that it takes away hardware limitations as the bulk of the computing and processing will be done remotely, meaning that gamers will be able to enjoy the game as it was meant to be enjoyed.
A good example would be Valve’s Steam Link which allows users to stream games from their computers to their phones, games that would otherwise not be playable on mobile. This is a future that Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot believes in, and during a Q&A session, he stated that streaming could be the future of the gaming industry.
According to Guillemot, “What we’re dreaming of is that technology will allow us to actually stream our games to all the TVs, mobile phones and tablets in the future and that we will be able to give an opportunity to all our brands to reach 2.5 billion players in five years and maybe five billion players in ten years. So we’re very excited about that new opportunity and the other thing is also to be able to use big forms of servers to create games that we couldn’t dream of creating before.”
Ubisoft isn’t alone in this belief because like we said, there are many companies who working on the tech as well. Not too long ago Capcom announced that Resident Evil 7 will be playable on the Nintendo Switch via streaming, and more recently there are rumors that Google could be planning their own streaming service as well.
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