The cloud gaming is generally run on a nearby server at the edge of the cloud rather than making use of central data centers and are then streamed to any player’s device. The 5G technology is expected to support rich and smooth experience for low latency and high speed connectivity. 5G and Edge Computing technologies have the potential to do away with the need for a consumer to invest in expensive gaming hardware.
These technologies are enabling Cloud Gaming services on smartphones and tablets with experiences that are comparable to those on more expensive, console-like devices. This opens opportunities for reaching out to a very large user segment comprising of casual gamers, professional and competitive gamers, and others. Globally, many 5G service providers have announced mobile cloud gaming services on a subscription basis or as a bundled offering with 5G data plans.
Advanced gaming use cases will enable service providers to cater to a large yet-to-be-addressed business opportunity, leveraging a combination of 5G and AI. Already, many of them are developing original content for their subscribers. It is possible that Cloud Gaming providers could similarly develop games that adapt not only to the specifications of the mobile devices used by gamers but also to the context of the respective environments in which they are located.