Cloud Gaming’s Future Is Still Bright

Despite the slow start, I still have hope

Tony Jones
The Ultra Reality

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Photo by Muhannad Ajjan on Unsplash

Cloud gaming was met with optimism and skepticism. The critics most said that gaming in the cloud would give too much control to the corporations. The optimist sees cloud gaming as a way to game on inexpensive hardware. I lean more toward the optimist. I think cloud gaming could bring a new level of convincing and many new features. Despite that cloud, gaming hasn’t taken the world by storm. I believe cloud gaming still has a bright future, and here are some of the hurdles it needs to overcome.

Exclusive Games

Stadia made a huge mistake by not launching their service with exclusive games. The biggest selling point of any new gaming platform is the games. The platform gets bonus points when those games are not on other systems. Cloud gaming should take a different approach. These games should not only be exclusive. They should be nearly impossible to play without the cloud. Design a game that takes full advantage of the cloud, and creates a new experience you can’t get anywhere else.

Better visuals and Performance

Stadia and XCloud make it hard to find games that look great on a big 4k TV. Most of the games look grainy and suffer from frame drops. Lag can also be a big problem, but…

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Tony Jones
The Ultra Reality

I’m a science and tech enthusiast. I like games, movies, tv shows, comics, and manga. I also love to make and play video games.