Cloud Gaming Is Launching In Southeast Asia, Using Blockchain To Empower Gamers

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In this photograph taken on September 20, 2017, an eSports gamer plays League of Legends during training for the League of Legends World Championship at a boot camp in Shanghai.Once dismissed as the pursuit of teens and introverts, eSports is growing fast towards being a billion-dollar industry and has a huge fanbase, especially in Asia. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA

Cloud gaming platforms, where gamers can play console-games using their laptops and PCs, will soon upgrade to adopt blockchain-powered decentralized systems, enabling peer-to-peer direct connection with member participation incentivized through a tokenization system.

Playkey has spent 4 years developing cloud gaming technology that allows gamers to play the latest video games on low-performance computers. That means that for a small fee you can play top-rated games anytime and anywhere, using any device- including your old, dusty laptop – as long as you have a fast internet connection.

Here’s how cloud gaming works: a game is launched on a server and streamed to the end user’s device. Cloud gaming is similar to streaming videos or music, but interactive. The remote server does all the heavy work while your computer only needs to receive streaming video and audio, and sends input commands when you press buttons on your keyboard or mouse to play the game.

“We believe there is no need to buy expensive or powerful computers, especially if you’re a gamer who only plays several hours a week,” says Egor Gurjev, Founder and CEO of Playkey.

The benefit is that you’ll no longer need gaming PCs or consoles with powerful graphics hardware because all the heavy lifting will be done “in the cloud.” By not having to purchase and maintain costly hardware and servers, cloud gaming will be “10x cheaper than current personal gaming hardware because of how it leverages “sharing economy principles,” says Gurjev. As a result of games becoming platform-independent the XBox or Playstation could eventually become obsolete as processing power is moved to the cloud.

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PlayKey CEO and Founder Egor Gurjev in Singapore after winning the Singapore SLUSH Competition, 2017.

 

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