Video Game: Streaming has upended the movie and music industries. Now, it’s spreading to the video game business.
Several video game publishers announced titles coming to Google’s cloud system, Stadia, during last week’s E3 conference, and Microsoft () showed off its own Project xCloud in a demo.
The companies promise that very soon, through the cloud, it will be possible for many people around the world to play high-end video games on a tablet or phone without the need to lug around a console or PC. Once video games become easily accessible, companies are hoping it will attract new gamers, while making mobile games more sophisticated.
But the budding technology also prompts a lot of questions — like how many publishers are willing to jump onboard, whether internet connections are fast enough and which tech company will bring on the most adopters.