Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts and now Tencent are all fighting about rights to offer games in the cloud
Tencent partners with Nvidia for START, a platform focusing on distributing PC and console games
Tencent and Huawei’s cloud gaming efforts demand massive speed and bandwidth that 5G is ready to provide
Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud are pushing cloud gaming, but Tencent could be the real one to watch
Cloud gaming is like streaming video, but for games. Games run on servers in the cloud, sending video streams to your device -- meaning you can play virtually any game on any device, no downloads needed.
Tencent’s cloud gaming could go on TV boxes, beating Google Stadia and Microsoft’s xCloud to Asia
Similar to Steam Link, WeGame’s new streaming feature lets you play PC games on your phone
If you hadn't figured it out by now, I'm a huge gamer. And I'm fascinated by the vision of the future presented by Google Stadia, a game streaming service that effectively puts your console in the cloud -- allowing you to play any game on any device. It strikes me that it's perfect for China: A country of 459 million mobile gamers, already playing complex PC-style games on mobile like PUBG. And China is also investing heavily in 5G, technology that would make a huge difference to game streaming. It's the topic of our podcast this week, so listen in for much more!
Tencent is tying up with Intel to show off gaming via the cloud at the Game Developer’s Conference