Samsung becomes latest to dive into cloud gaming

Samsung is developing a cloud gaming platform for its Tizen smart TV OS.

The announcement came during the company’s Samsung Developer Conference keynote from Samsung senior vice president, visual display software R&D Yongjae Kim. 

Samsung revealed very little about its plans for cloud gaming, with the exec promising a way for users to “diversify their games selection.” He added: “Soon, you’ll be able to enjoy games without purchasing high-end hardware and developers can easily apply Samsung smart TVs’ seamless immersive experience to a new game.”

The company will enter an increasingly crowded cloud gaming market which is receiving heavy investment from major tech companies. It faces competition from Google and Amazon whose respective services Stadia and Luna promise console quality gaming from the cloud, while Microsoft has made no secret of its aspirations to bring its cloud gaming platform to smart TVs via a dedicated streaming stick.

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