The future of video games is already here with us. You don’t need to own a PC or gaming console to play your favorite blockbuster games. Thanks to cloud gaming services such as the highly anticipated Google Stadia, all you need is a good internet connection, and you have the whole medium of streaming your favorite game.
This is a real breakthrough to those who wish to start streaming their PC games to their Mac, laptops, phones, tablets, and consoles. You have a huge variety of cloud games and in-home streaming options to try out today. And the best part is that some of them are free.
So for those who wish to start streaming the games that they’re yet to own, there exist a few cloud gaming services with a Netflix-like catalog of games anyone with an internet connection can stream and start playing.
Think of Netflix for gaming, and here goes the best of cloud gaming platforms the internet has to offer:
GeForce is highly-rated in the gaming community, and it’s all for a good reason. First, it’s because of its versatile gaming experience, ample graphics horsepower, high video quality, and low latency.
The platform boasts an upward of 400 supported games. That’s besides featuring direct access to digital stores such as Uplay and Steam, which allows you to buy a new game instantly or to play directly from your gaming library.
Better yet, the platform goes the extra mile to ensure your favorite patches are always updated and up to date.
Compared to the other gaming solutions on the list, Parsec operates a little bit differently. Of course, it offers the same streaming client as any other gaming platform on the list. The only difference is that you’re required to rent the gaming server yourself.
Explaining it might sound a little complex to some people, but it’s actually not in real time. Plus you have an option to purchase the server in-app.
But what makes Parsec even more interesting is the fact that you’re allowed to run OBS in the background to stream a game. That way, you can even create your videos on YouTube and share the milestones with your friends.
PlayStation Now allows you to stream 700 PS2, PS3, and PS4 video games straight from your smartphone or PC. The platform sticks out for uploading a new selection of video games every month. Better yet, you’ll be granted direct access to indie gems, PlayStation exclusives, and some of the well-reviewed masterpieces that you’ve always wished to try out.
Google stadia will be officially launched in November, and Google has made it clear that it will be entering the industry with a bang.
The platform is still a work in progress, but its news is already exciting enough to earn it a spot on this list.
So, as long as you have a stable internet connection, Google Stadia will see to it that you’re able to stream your favorite video game and play it on your phone, desktop, tablet, or SmartTV.