Samsung publicizes cloud gaming for Tizen TVs, provides no additional particulars
Samsung has introduced that it’s leaping into the cloud gaming area with an providing for its Tizen good TV platform. The information got here throughout its Samsung Developer Convention keynote, and the corporate didn’t present any extra particulars about what video games could be accessible, what different platforms it could be accessible on, if any, or when it should launch. Cloud gaming is an space that a lot of its huge tech rivals are entering into, however it’s additionally an space Samsung has dabbled in earlier than.
Within the early 2010s, Samsung labored with a sport streaming firm known as Gaikai to carry an early model of cloud gaming to its high-end TVs. The pitch was mainly the identical as it’s today — Samsung Cloud Gaming would allow you to play video games with solely a TV, web connection, and controller. The system even launched in beta, however then Gaikai’s new proprietor determined to go in a special route. That proprietor, by the best way, was Sony, and the tech was finally folded into the underwhelming PlayStation Now service.
In 2021, Samsung will face extra competitors than it could’ve within the early days from some huge tech rivals — Google runs its Stadia service, Amazon is engaged on Luna, and extra gaming-focused corporations like Microsoft and Nvidia have their very own choices as nicely. Typically, although, the aim is to get sport streaming providers on as many platforms as attainable, providing the identical gaming expertise on telephones and TVs. On a Q&A on its web site, Samsung says that its aim with its cloud gaming service is permitting “customers to play the newest video games on their Samsung Good TV outfitted with the Tizen platform.” To me, that reads as a fairly unique service, although that would change sooner or later.
Samsung additionally says that it’s working with companions on the service and that it’s utilizing net tech to energy it. Samsung didn’t instantly reply to a request for extra details about the service, however we’ll replace if we hear again.