Cloud gaming is a technology that let’s users play high graphic games on their PC,Remotely streaming from another device,That means you don’t have to worry about your system’s configuration in order to play a high-ended game,you can stream the game directly from the cloud,This concept was first introduced in the year 2000 by G-Cluster at E3 Crytek but due to low internet speed and some other technological factors,the project was on a hold.
A break through in this sector occurred in the year 2010 with OnLive,which offered users a library of games to choose and play,it costed users around 15$/month,Later OnLive was Acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment,which lead to Shut down of the OnLive platform and Gave birth to ‘Playstation now’.
‘PlayStation Now‘ is a game streaming service that allows on-demand access to a vast library of over 500 PS4 and PS3 games, You can browse the library and play as many of the 500+ games as you want, for as long as you want, all streaming to your PS4 or Windows PC without having to wait for any games to download, and all with a single paid subscription (7-day trial available).
System requirements for PS now-
- Windows 7 (SP 1), 8.1 or 10,
- Core i3 2.0 GHz,
- 300 MB of available storage,
- 2 GB of RAM,
- 5 MBPS internet connection,
- Sound card; USB port.
For the users who want to just give this service a try ,PlayStation offers a free 7 days trial,Playstion now seems to be a perfect option for the users who want to enjoy high end graphic games ,on a low system configuration,Playstion now costs 9.99$ (Introductory price) for a monthly subscription and 99$ for an yearly subscription.
Another available option for cloud gaming is ‘LiquidSky’ ,You get a brand new gaming PC hosted in the cloud with popular gaming storefronts to access and play your games on any device.
LiquidSky is BYOG (Bring Your Own Games), This means you can download any game you want from any of the major storefronts or off the internet, If the game runs on Windows you can most likely play it, Games can download as fast at 10Gb/sec so you won’t have to wait long.
After you are done playing a game or using your SkyComputer, be sure to end your session by logging off and shutting down, You can also keep your SkyComputer running and switch to a different device and keep playing.
Your SkyComputer is your private gaming computer in the cloud,No one else has access to it and all your storage and customizations will be there when you log back in.