Game streaming services have been hit or miss for some time now and usually fail to live up to their promise of having seamless action that doesn’t stop and start all the time.
But, according to Engadget, this is all set to change with the introduction of Google’s very own streaming service Project Stream. Online casinos have long been setting the standard when it comes to live streaming but other sectors of the gaming industry could be about to catch up.
Google announced a while ago that they were planning on getting into streaming and now their Project Stream is in its beta phase. During the technical testing phase, Google invited a number of lucky players to take part in the trial. For the purposes of this phase, the company are using Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which was released on the same day that the Project Stream beta began. From those who have played the game so far, the feedback has been positive and, apart from a few teething problems, it has run smoothly.
A lot of gamers are probably thinking it’s about time game streaming services were enhanced to offer a better experience, especially seeing as though the online casino industry has been doing it well for a long time already. Online casinos have always tried to replicate real-world gambling houses by offering players a similar kind of experience. One of the best ways they can do this is by providing players with live streams to real table games. According to this review of Titan Casino, you can even chat with the live dealers on their site through the streaming service. It’s clear that online casinos are well ahead of the trend when it comes to live streaming, as there are rarely any problems with their services.
While Google is busy with Project X, Microsoft is also in the process of creating its own streaming network, which will be offered through the Xbox console. The service will allow Xbox One players to stream their games to tablets, phones, and computers. This will be a big move and should make waves in the Twitch community.
These are exciting times for video game streaming, albeit slightly overdue. Online casinos have set the benchmark for a while now and it is about time other sectors caught up.