Amazon is developing a service for streaming video games over the internet, the Information reported citing two people briefed on the plans. This follows similar moves by Microsoft, Google and others, as the gaming business shifts to online delivery and services from hardware.
Amazon has begun talking to games publishers about distributing their titles through its service, the report said. A launch isn’t likely until next year at the earliest said one of the people briefed on the plans.
Amazon already offers a small number of games online over its Twitch platform, which is mainly for watching other gamers in action. Adding more games for purchase or subscription could be an important expansion of the platform, as well as Amazon’s Prime services. —Telecompaper