As per a new report, Amazon is currently working on a gaming service to take on Google Stadia. Given the company’s experience with cloud platforms, a cloud-based gaming service seems like the logical next step for Amazon. However, the report also goes on to add that Amazon’s push for this new gaming service may be delayed due to the coronavirus. This platform was reportedly scheduled to launch this year but may now have been pushed back to 2021. It is said that this service is codenamed “Project Tempo” and has been in the works for quite some time now.
Expectedly, the platform will support games made by Amazon Game Studios with support for upcoming titles like Crucible and New World. At the same time, Amazon is also expected to be bringing interactive games to Twitch, one of the world’s most popular game streaming service which it also owns.
It’s clear that Amazon’s Project Tempo will be a force to reckon with in the gaming industry. Given the many failures of Google Stadia, perhaps Amazon is positioned perfectly to swoop in and take some of the market share. Understandably, the availability of titles, as well as the extent of compatibility, will be a key factor in its success. These are issues that plagued Stadia’s initial launch as well.
2021 could certainly be the best year yet for gamers given the increased migration to cloud streaming. Owning a streaming platform like Twitch is a massive advantage to have when a company is getting into the business of cloud-based gaming. Unfortunately, this is all we know about Amazon’s new gaming service. Project Tempo appears to be an early name, and the company could well call it something else when it launches officially.
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Source: The New York Times