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.
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The service will see Amazon compete with Google - which is now testing its Project Stream service in the USA - as well as Microsoft, which is building its own platform, hardware maker Nvidia, and publisher Electronic Arts. This Netflix-like streaming arrangement offered by PS Now has its own benefits, such as the ability to play a game without waiting for huge downloads to finish and access on any supported hardware. Citing "two people briefed on the plans", The Information reports that the service likely won't launch until next year at the earliest. That's because more of the processing power is moving to the cloud, allowing more games to work on phones and tablets.
The Verge was able to track down some Amazon job listings to corroborate the report, where the company is now hiring at least two engineers in Seattle and California specifically to work on "Cloud Games", with a third post saying that Amazon has a new game business planned. Reporters, however, have spotted job listings relevant to this effort, such as this one for a Lead Cross-Platform Game Engineer.More news: Mauro ICARDI's agent: "The two biggest clubs in Spain are interested"
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