12 June 2020
Amazon is developing a full-fledged cloud gaming platform under the code name Project Tempo if a fresh report from the New York Times is to be believed. The report also reveals a couple of other plans of Amazon, including the release of the company’s first original big-budget game called Crucible in May.
Project Tempo will compete with the likes of Google Stadia, though the details on the same are pretty scarce. But, expect Project Tempo to offer you the service that other cloud gaming services offer. Project Tempo will let you stream video games on any platform, regardless of hardware. Traditionally, gaming requires a great hardware setup that includes gaming PC, consoles, set-up-box, and more. But cloud gaming removes the hassle of arranging this expensive setup as it streams games over a fast internet connection. Thus you can stream it anywhere, whether you have a phone, tablet, notebook or even an older PC.
All the cloud gaming services available in the market rely on a monthly subscription for access and this is what we expect from the reported Amazon Project Tempo as well.
Reportedly, the delay in the launch of the Project Tempo is due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Reportedly, Amazon had hoped to introduce the Project Temp as an “early version” this year, but the plans might have been pushed to 2021 due to COVID-19 disruptions. This suggests that the new cloud gaming service was already prepared to compete with others in the market but hit by an unavoidable delay.
The report also claims that Amazon is working on new casual games that broadcasters on its Twitch streaming service can play alongside viewers in real-time. The report further claims that Crucible will come next month alongside New World, a “massively multiplayer online” game. The report believes that if these two games succeed, Amazon will build a consumer games business.
Crucible was scheduled to be revealed early last month and released on March 31 but the start date had to be pushed to April 14, following the Coronavirus restrictions.