5G Boosts the Race for the “Netflix of Gaming” Position

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2Q 2019 | IN-5485


New Players in the Gaming Industry


Rovio, the Finnish video game developer best known for the Angry Birds game, recently announced its forward-looking deal in the South Korean 5G market. Rovio’s spinoff, Hatch Entertainment, will start offering 5G-enabled cloud gaming with a 3-month trial subscription included with Samsung’s new 5G-capable Galaxy S10 devices. Hatch is already collaborating with other 5G early adopters such as NTT Docomo in Japan and Sprint in the United States.

The landscape of the gaming industry is rapidly changing, with many heavyweights recently announcing new cloud gaming platforms:Google unveiled its new cloud gaming platform Stadia this March, and Microsoft’s xCloud service started to stream Xbox games to PCs, consoles, and mobile devices. Amazon is developing its own cloud gaming service, which it will launch potentially in 2020. Furthermore, Apple is also expected to launch Apple Arcade in the second half of 2019.            

Huawei first launched its cloud gaming service in 2015, which cu…

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