Amazon Is Launching A Game-Streaming Service, Report Says

Angelo Anderson
January 11, 2019

Not content with having its fingers in almost every pie, Amazon seemingly wants a bigger slice of the gaming market.

Multiple reports claim Amazon is developing a game streaming service, joining the likes of Microsoft's Project xCloud and Google's Project Stream, with the company already in talks with publishers about adding their libraries to the platform.

According to a report by The Information [Paywall], the plans are already in motion, with Amazon reportedly now negotiating with game publishers to be able to distribute their titles through its service.

This isn't game streaming like say, Twitch. "Instead, the games run on powerful computers inside data centers, allowing people to play them on devices with less processing muscle, including smartphones, tablets and smart televisions". The service could reportedly launch in 2020 at the earliest, though it's unclear if this is for a beta version of the platform or the full thing.

Following up on the rumour, The Verge spotted two job openings listed by Amazon for engineers in Seattle, both specifying they'd be working on "Cloud Games". A fourth listing is after an AI Engineer, to work on a "never before seen kind of game".

Amazon hasn't announced any such plans so far or even confirmed the existence of such plans. "This is a rare opportunity", the listing reads, "to take a technical leadership role to shape the foundation of an unannounced AAA games business".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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