There are some believable positive developments in the gaming industry since cloud computing came on stage to help businesses optimize their methods of operations. The three prominent benefits of cloud technology to the gaming industry are highlighted as follows:
- Increased Availability and Accessibility: Cloud computing, as a result of its flexibility and scalability in the area of storage capacity, allows gaming companies to make available to their customers series of content that are accessible as soon as they log in into their accounts. This indicates that game players do not necessarily need to bother about how they could save their games and/or protect them for regular access. The unique opportunity of getting games to play anytime of the day has reportedly increased game players’ satisfaction, a condition that stands to help game companies retain habitual gamers and maximize sales and revenues over a long period of time.
- Variety of Hardware: Cloud computing has streamlined the process of playing games by making it possible for players to have the liberty of using various devices in accessing their games. Previously, game players solely relied on the “consoles” they are required to carry around to enjoy their games. Nowadays, all devices are applicable – whether smart phones, palm-held devices, laptops, desktops and so on. As a matter of fact, game players now enjoy the rare freedom of playing their games while on-the-go.
- Multiple Game Content: Unlike before when a console only afforded players the opportunity of playing a single game at a time, cloud computing creates the avenues for accessing and playing multiple games at a time. This practice does not only help game companies to rake in more revenues, it also adds values to the experience of playing games. This situation of satisfaction, on the part of the players, has reportedly led to the improvement in game-maker-customer relationship and loyalty. This is a quality that is bound to translate into higher profitability for the game industry.
These three innovative contributions of cloud computing to the gaming industry are quite influential in the industry. Game-makers are now concentrating on providing interesting and long-lasting game content to their customers, instead of worrying endlessly on producing hardware or consoles that customers will find portable, easy-to-use and light.
Incidentally, cloud technology provides a platform for innovation and new business expansion as major game-makers like Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony are gradually migrating their game content to the cloud. The main advantage of this is that game players can speedily access the games using any digital-enabled devices. They can play as many games as possible in real-time without having to acquire plenty of consoles to do this. This attitude does not only help the environment to be cleaner, it also simplifies the procedures of playing games.
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Without doubt, this is a win-win affair: The game-makers are going to increase their sales and revenues through this improved method of game-content delivery; the customers are going to enjoy their games without worrying about the headache of carrying their consoles around nor thinking about the cost of buying many consoles in order to have access to multiple games at a time. Though, the players’ personal information are required to open their accounts at the beginning of their subscriptions, the recent development in cloud computing security will help protect their identities so that they will not be subjected to identity theft, as it happened recently to some online game players.
Cloud computing is indeed revolutionizing the gaming industry with the hope of transforming the processes of game access, methods of play and storage for constant access.
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About the Guest Author:
Jerry Olasakinju, a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree holder, is a passionate researcher and writer whose interest in everything computing is unparalleled. He blogs about his literary works at http://jerryolasakinju.blogspot.jp/