Playing games anywhere has never been easy. You can play PC games on any device you own as if it is a high performance PC providing great graphics.
Cloud gaming aims to provide end users frictionless and direct play-ability of games across various devices. The most common methods of cloud gaming currently are video streaming and file streaming.
The actual game is stored, executed, and rendered on the remote operator's or game company's server and the video results are streamed directly to a consumer's computers over the internet. There is no need of a console since the server is the system that is running the processing needs like controls and button presses. These processing needs are transmitted to the sever, recorded and sent back to the game's response to inpur controls.
Companies that use this type of cloud gaming include NVIDIA (GeForce NOW), Playkey, PlayGiga, CiiNOW, Ubitus, Playcast Media Systems, Gaikai and OnLive.
The best part about cloud gaming, you no longer have to spend on expensive hardware but you should make sure have fast internet for higher quality video services. This means a little extra on the band width.
So why choose cloud gaming? Here are the benefits;
1. Cheaper in terms of hard ware since you wont have to upgrade it over time.
2. Cloud gaming can travel with you.
3. Cloud gaming services include compatible games as part of the subscription. This gives you a chance to choose from a vast library without buying any titles yourself.
With those benefits above, these are some of the options around with the best cloud gaming services available
- Play station now
- Liquid sky
- GeForce Now
Each of the above has different subscription packages available for gamers so you can find your best fit basing on your preferences and maybe your pocket.