What if you could get unlimited data for your video games and a high-quality experience without the need for any hardware for storage? Cloud technology has been doing the same while revolutionizing the digital world for the past few years! With the rapid development of 5G networks & other digital innovations, Cloud infrastructure has changed almost everything we do in our daily lives— streaming movies, listening to songs, backing up photos, & not to forget, gaming.

First things first! What is Cloud Gaming?

Cloud gaming is an online gaming service that allows users to play video games over the internet without the requirements for storage hardware, just like streaming films on Netflix or Amazon. It enables users to run video games remotely using the client's server on the user device. As a result, it's a goodbye to all hard drives & pen drives with downloaded, limited data and hello to playing high-quality video games anywhere & anytime.

With cloud-based subscription models, users can choose a game of their choice through an extensive online library of available games & start playing them right away, either on their TVs or any other device, from anywhere. All they require is a relia
ble & fast-speed internet connection since a heavy dose of streaming is elementary for cloud gaming.

Current Trends in the Gaming Industry

The gaming sector is very likely to bring significant advancements in cloud technology. With online games surpassing the sales of physical copies, as reported by several gaming companies, Cloud, which plays a crucial role in providing a seamless gaming experience without the hassle of external hardware or storage devices, seems to be the new future of the gaming sector. As a result of these aspects, a recent research study by MarkNtel Advisors has cited around 30% CAGR for the Global Cloud Gaming Market during 2021-26, majorly on account of the growing penetration of technologies like SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), & 5G.

Mobile video games constitute almost half of the gaming industry, mainly driven by Cloud gaming since it is suited for users with less precise interfaces and offers them a simple exploration of a big world through smaller screens. The opportunities are limitless for multiplayer & immersive game models, synchronized between many players with fast-paced gameplay. Cloud computing & data analytics are in-housed into the core of games and provide cutting-edge technology & sophisticated APIs.

So, what’s next for Cloud Gaming?

Gone are the days of overflowing storage and hours of downloading games with a complicated hardware set-up of wires and cables. The effortless cloud gaming solutions eliminate the need for downloaded data and offer ease of use & accessibility that has never been offered before. Even social networking platforms like Facebook have collaborated with cloud gaming providers to improve customer experience, which indeed acts as a promising growth opportunity for the Global Cloud Gaming Market.

Cloud gaming can be the future, but it won't be an immediate or complete transition as gaming enthusiasts still prefer console-based experiences as they value latency. On the other hand, for casual gamers, Cloud gaming seems ideal, owing to its various benefits cited above in the blog, along with cross-platform syncing, which makes cloud gaming an attractive prospect for users willing to switch from console-based gaming.