Software Can Work: The Pros and Cons of the Cloud and Towards the Benefits of Cloud and Cost to Business


Today, the special is about cloud gaming. For beginners, we explain just about everything, and we describe the basic principles that can be considered for cloud-based games. Well, discuss the advantages of cloud gaming but also research the technical requirements and disadvantages it has. In addition to energy and sustainability, we share offers from the most important suppliers and our research.

What does cloud gaming really look like anyway? In the case of cloud gaming, the cost of a game you want to play is not calculated from the server. On the contrary, a third party like commercial offers is able to build a powerful PC or system network with the respective partners. The calculated image is captured by video at your home. Control inputs from you go to the application that manages the provider’s cloud gaming server. In addition to PCs and laptops, cloud gaming is now supported with game consoles, tablets, smartphones, or app apps on some smart TVs.

Many media sticks also allow cloud gaming via a corresponding app or browser installed on them. This is how you can use the Google Stadia cloud gaming services example with a Chromecast stick and implement a proper controller on TV. The end device and where you want to buy it depends on the cloud hosting provider. You can play the game directly on your own network, but it’s a lot like cloud gaming; like a switch from a PC or computer in your office, to a laptop in the living room, where you can control the game on the laptop and the graphics are rendered on the computer. This is for example a remote feature available on Steam. But we particularly focus on real online services.

Google’s marketing photo indicates the variety of Stadia or cloud games in general. The Chromecast and Stadia Controller are left below.

Source: Google. There are several conceivable models made available to the user by a provider. The second extreme cases can be used as poles: on the one hand, cloud games where we only play certain titles and have to buy them from other providers – so we can use the same cloud game service. On the other hand, cloud gaming, which has nothing to do with the games themselves, is the vendor that works with them, but just rents computing power and storage space, including Windows. In this scenario, you would use your own PCs and applications through a cloud client and rent or lease. You control the game remotely and install Steam on your rental PC so that the rental computer can download and install the games you want.

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But there are also some pillars. One of them is that there are already many games on providers’ servers, so you don’t have to install anything yourself. This is the model for which games you can play: with one service you should buy all the games in the cloud, with the other offering 100 games, and with a third party you should play the games as for the regular version from Steam, for example, but can launch it directly from cloud gaming providers. You’ll see some of that later when we name some cloud gaming providers.

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