Report: Amazon Is Building a Game Streaming Service

If the latest rumors are to be believed, Amazon is set to join the fray and offer us another gaming platform to play on, only this one would be streamed. Subscribing and streaming video games looks increasingly likely to replace purchasing physical games and downloading digital ones. Sony already offers such a service through PlayStation Now, Microsoft is working on a streaming Xbox, and Google is testing Project Stream.

So it should come as no surprise Amazon may be working on its own game streaming service, too. According to The Information (via The Next Web), the move would allow Amazon to remove the need for powerful gaming hardware from the equation. Instead, games would be run in Amazon’s data centers and stream to a wide range of different devices including simple streaming media players such as Fire TV devices.

Amazon is well placed to operate such a service with its Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers operating around the world and used to coping with very heavy data loads. Netflix runs on AWS, after all, and Amazon already has its own music streaming service, video streaming service, and owns the gaming-focused Twitch streaming platform, which would be the most obvious brand to use for a gaming service. There would surely be some link to Amazon Prime, too.

Amazon used to offer a game controller for Fire TV devices, but dropped support for the hardware last September because it didn’t want to keep supporting a proprietary connection protocol. A game streaming service would certainly offer Amazon an opportunity to launch a new gamepad, but likely using Bluetooth this time. Is the future of video games one of tiny boxes and streamed experiences?

Even if your answer to that is a resounding “No!” it’s certainly going to become a much more widespread option, regardless of the platform you choose to play on.


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