Amazon cloud gaming service to release in 2020

Amazon is reportedly stepping up its gaming ambitions

With movies and TV shows already up in the cloud, it's inevitable that video games will be joining them, as it is learned Amazon is developing their own streaming video game service.

However, Amazon is not the first company to enter the field of streaming video games. Sony's PlayStation Now service is already up and running, and charges players $99.99 a year for access to more than 700 games.

Verizon is alpha testing a game streaming service, according to a new report, which comes only days after Amazon was tipped in a similar project.

These online games will be hosted by cloud servers and streamed over the internet, giving users the hardware-flexibility. Sony was definitely ahead of the curve but the service offers older games that invariably have performance issues. This may have been what Amazon had in mind all along when it acquired Twitch, and then later purchased GameSparks, a cloud outfit in the United Kingdom that builds and deploys gaming backends.

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Amazon wants to compete against other tech giants in the emerging market of video games streaming platforms.

Backing up the claims, The Verge.spotted two job listings posted by Amazon for engineers to work on cloud gaming.

One of the biggest companies on the planet, Amazon, looks like it's extending its reach to yet another sector. A launch isn't likely until next year at the earliest, said one of the people briefed on the plans. It will be interesting to see how cloud-gaming affects traditional gaming business since the notion of continuously upgrading your console/computer seems tedious, hectic and expensive.

Whether we like it or not, game streaming is coming.

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Suggesting that not only are they diving into the world of cloud gaming, but they could also be planning to develop their own games in the future.

It's hard to know outright what Amazon is doing in the games space.

Amazon has yet to confirm any news, and no release date or pricing has been announced.

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