The coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing lockdown has led to a massive boom in the video gaming industry, particularly cloud gaming. In fact, according to Piplsay’s latest report, 52% of US gamers have taken an interest in cloud gaming amid the lockdown, and 44% of US gamers have subscribed to a game streaming service, with PlayStation Now taking the lead.
Furthermore, 53% of Millennials took an interest in cloud gaming amid the pandemic as compared to 47% of Gen Zers. Moreover, 39% of Millennials have subscribed to a cloud gaming platform as compared to 31% of Gen Zers and 29% of Gen Xers.
“The future of gaming is in the cloud. Over the last year, cloud gaming has picked up the pace, with cloud computing giants like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google investing millions of dollars in it. By ridding consumers of expensive gaming rigs and letting them stream high-end games over the internet across multiple devices, this latest technology is all set to change the face of gaming as we know it,” the report says.
Already, the cloud gaming market in the United States was valued at US$1.15 billion in 2019, and is expected to reach US$2.70 billion by 2025. Given the scope, Piplsay polled 24,000 gamers across the country to find out how excited are Americans about it, and which game streaming services are they most interested in. Here are the results:
By ridding consumers of expensive gaming rigs and letting them stream high-end games over the internet across multiple devices, this latest technology is all set to change the face of gaming as we know it” Piplsay