As cloud-based gaming picks up momentum, Ubisoft and Parsec have entered into a multi-year contract. What does this mean for the future of gaming? Let’s find out.
In recent days, cloud-based gaming has begun to pick up steam, giving focus to another explorative avenue for the future of video games. As part of their contract, Ubisoft and Parsec will be using the multi-year deal to see Ubisft begin the use of cloud-powered gaming to “power in-game experiences, demos, events and other projects.”
Ubisoft, in recent days, has already turned to Parsec to help enable remote access to game demos while physical events have been getting cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Just last month, Parsec’s tech allowed more than 1,000 journalists to experience demos for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dog Legion ahead of their releases during the Ubisoft Forward event. The approach has become commonplace and has worked rather well for outlets who have had a cberpung the industry ahance to participate in those hands-on sessions.
Earlier this year, Nvidia’s GeForce now cloud gaming-based service was opened up to CD Projekt Red, allowing press members access to Cyberpunk 2077 ahead of the games November 19th, 2020, release date.
While the multi-year contract has been signed, it isn’t fully understood how ly, is Parsec’s technology will be used by Ubisoft moving forward. Microsoft, currently going head-to-head with Google and their Stadia service.
Project xCloud is expected to launch in 22 countries for Xbox Game Pass owners on September 15th, 2020. Some Ubisoft fans are suspecting that Ubisoft could be setting up for Uplay+ to become cloud-powered since it’s only a subscription service for PC users at this time.
We will have to wait and see what Ubisoft decides to do moving forward as their hasn’t been any definitive answers regarding what the future of cloud-powered gaming looks like as of yet.
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