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Amazon Joins Game Streaming Service Alongside Microsoft & Google

Browser-based video game streaming services seem to be the future of gaming in recent times, as with the announcements of Microsoft‘s “Project xCloud and Google‘s “Project Stream last year.

Amazon apparently has joined that bandwagon, according to Gamesindustry, with their service tentatively to be released somewhere in 2020. In the meantime, Amazon is currently holding talks with various publishers over which games will be featured in their future roster.

Conceptually, no longer will players have to buy physical or digital copies of games over their consoles or digital platforms, and can simply play them via the various internet browsers available to them.

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Sounds like an interesting concept, no?

Playtests of such services have already been done, as was the case with Project Stream being done so in public on Chrome, with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey being the playable title during the test. Project xCloud’s public testing is purported to be opened later this year.

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