Verizon Is Quietly Testing Its Own Netflix-Style Cloud Gaming Service

Posted by Megalith 1:15 PM (CST)

Saturday January 12, 2019

Yet another corporate behemoth has embraced cloud gaming: The Verge has learned that Verizon is recruiting players for "Verizon Gaming," a new game-streaming service currently being tested on the NVIDIA Shield and destined for other Android devices. Titles such as Fortnite, Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Battlefield V, and Destiny 2 are evidently available.

For Verizon, cloud gaming could be a showcase for 5G broadband both in the home and on the go. 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.