Verizon Gaming - The New Cloud Gaming Service by Verizon

Verizon Gaming - The New Cloud Gaming Service by Verizon

A new game streaming service is in development by the wireless networking and internet giants - Verizon, that will represent a major new initiative for online gaming and streaming. Reports show that the software is already up and running on the Nvidia Shield set-top box and will make its way to Android smartphones soon. The service can be played by pairing an Xbox One controller or by simply connecting keyboard and mouse on a PC. No single public advertisements are shown by the company yet.

Players are quietly getting recruited by the company, and the project involves nearly 135 games. Verizon also promised a $150 Amazon gift card to their participants upon completion of the test.

According to The Verge, the app comes pre-installed on the Nvidia Shield, and Verizon will also be distributing it to testers privately through Google Play in January. The initial trial run for the app is scheduled to complete at the end of January.

Available games on Verizon gaming

Red Dead Redemption 2, Fortnite, Battlefield V, God of War, and Destiny 2 are some of the major titles which are available to play.

Similar to Verizon Gaming, Microsoft is working on its own Project xCloud, and Google's Project Stream can be a potential competitor for the app. We'll see in future that which one marks its presence as the top streaming service. Right now, tests show that Verizon is the newest company pursuing a cloud gaming strategy.

The low latency and fast data speeds of 5G could solve for many of the hurdles that game streaming apps such as Sony’s PlayStation Now are dealing with today. And it’s easy to envision Verizon Gaming being an add-on to the company’s home internet or mobile data services.

The hopes for this service are very high as all the other cloud streaming services are disfigured by high latency & lagging. Verizon hopes to fix that. Also, the service will be making its way to Android devices.full-width

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