Amazon to launch game streaming service in 2020 – Report

Amazon plans to announce its video game streaming service in 2020, reports CNet.

Amazon has also begun a recruitment drive for a new service within its Amazon Web Services (AWS) business, which is reportedly Amazon’s video game streaming product.

“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,” said one Amazon job posting.

Another job posting claims that Amazon is looking to “drive innovative use cases like machine vision and game streaming”.

Competition for Google

Amazon’s streaming service will be competition for other game streaming platforms such as Google Stadia and the upcoming Microsoft xCloud.

Google Stadia launched on 19 November and offers a variety of popular games on its platform, including Final Fantasy XV, Red Dead Redemption 2, Rage 2, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

Stadia is currently available in 14 countries including the US, Canada, and the UK.

Microsoft’s xCloud will be integrated with Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service, allowing gamers to stream games from a library to a range of devices, including Android-based smartphones and tablets.

Games available on the beta test for xCloud include Devil May Cry 5, Tekken 7, Forza Horizon 4, Crackdown 3, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

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