Rumours have it, that Amazon might just as well launch its own Cloud Gaming Service. While Amazon is already inclined towards making it a reality, the launch does not seem possible before the year 2020. What’s more… it is all set to integrate the game with Twitch.
The job listing posted on Amazon provides location details to be based in Seattle, Washington for the Amazon Game Studios for experienced candidates in Project Management, Program Management and Product Management, all Technical posts.
“We are an Amazon Web Services (AWS) team obsessed with helping game developers revolutionize the way they build and run their games, helping them bring their ideas to market faster and at a lower cost.”
It is equally important to note that the launch might set dawn for Amazon in an entirely new space. But it would not be a new adventure at that, given that Google’s Stadia, though one of the firsts, has already been an average service that too, less convincing. Google’s Stadia is equipped with graphical settings which are similar to a medium to high-end PC, and it hardly requires any hardware.
Just like Google plans to integrate its Stadia with YouTube, so does amazon partners its gaming service with Twitch. According to the job listing posted, evidence suggests that Amazon would be hiring for a new initiative in its AWS or Amazon Web Services. The team under AWS has got a fairly new assignment to develop the video game and give a bang in this space for game lovers.
“If you share our belief that games will produce some of the future’s most influential voices in media and art, and want to help developers around the world succeed and build these next-generation games — come join us.”
In a job listing that has been posted earlier, for a “New AWS Gaming Initiative” the post of “Principal Product Leader” is vacant. Even a technical product manager, one who is “passionate” in work, is in high demand. Potential candidates with good experience in design, building and shipping Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), or Platform as a Service (PaaS) involve the basic qualifications.
We would substantiate our claim with their words: “We are looking for a passionate technical product manager who stays abreast of innovations in the games industry and can use that knowledge to inspire big ideas and identify new business opportunities to accelerate customer success. An expert in data-driven product management and the experience to find new ways to validate a hypothesis when no direct data exists. We need a leader who thinks big, isn’t afraid of complex challenges, and moves with urgency and focus to drive key initiatives that positively impact our customers.”
Sony’s cloud-based gaming service has been one of the most popular. It is surprising how each of the tech biggies are pushing deeper into this game of game space. Microsoft’s Project xCloud gaming service has been put in preview, and it spans above a sum total of 50 titles. The cloud gaming service by Project Atlas was also tested in September, to add to this list.
It will not be an overstatement if one says that Cloud gaming holds the future of all gaming services. For physical copies and downloads, players have waited for hours before the download gets completed. And did we mention updates eve in the downloaded copies? That is another heck of time consuming element.
With the role of Cloud gaming services, first of all, you do not at all require to have downloaded versions of the games. It is all available right there at your disposal. The games that you wish to play are already running on servers which are placed globally somewhere else. That requires no updating or waiting in queues for the downloading process.
But it has not got all our brownie points. The cloud gaming services require a very good internet connection to begin and even continue the game. Gamers might experience some inevitable lagging if the speed of the internet connection is on the slower side. Even booting gets problematic.
Amazon enjoys a fitting position in the gaming zone since it has got its own gaming studio. Also, it is planning to tie up its video gaming with Twitch, and even Twitch is its verified and celebrated accomplice. All the more, on account of having an existing server infrastructure, it has fairly high chances of success.
In what is seen as a really crowded market and industry, Amazon had been trying for long. It previously had set up its own gaming studios though they were closed in later development.
With prominent advantages, (though Google’s Stadia too had one with YouTube, seems it did not utilize that to the core!) Amazon is all set to gear up for its new venture, and we can only wish the best!
“We believe the evolution that began with arcade communities a quarter at a time, growing to the live streams and e-sports of today, will continue to a future where everyone is a gamer and every gamer can create, compete, collaborate and connect with others at massive scales.”