Walmart’s Game Streaming Service Detailed

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

An exhibit that’s a part of the Epic Games v. Apple trial has reportedly revealed details of Walmart’s unannounced cloud gaming service, codenamed Project Storm.

Walmart was planning an ‘open ecosystem’ with the ability to stream from the cloud or download and play games locally using the service LiquidSky it had acquired.

Walmart had also been pitching its cloud gaming service to publishers like Epic Games and was planning to run the service on Windows with third-party game launchers like Steam, Uplay, Origin, Epic Games Store, Battle.net, and Bethesda Launcher supported.

The project sounds akin to Nvidia’s GeForce Now service, which Epic Games did ultimately partner with. That service is currently the only way to play Fortnite on iOS.

Reports originally surfaced about Walmart’s plans in 2019, but the company has still not officially announced any cloud gaming service and it’s not clear if they still intend to pursue it. Walmart has had some success in the past in the video streaming space with their VUDU service.

Source: The Verge

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