There are sources that have told the Wall Street Journal that Capcom does indeed plan on bringing other streaming games to Japan, and while it might not be clear what these games are and when they will be launched, it is presumed that they will be ports, just like Resident Evil 7.
There is definitely one main benefit of playing games straight from the cloud and not locally like on the Xbox and PS4, and that is, it allows the Switch, that is underpowered where it compares to the PS4 and Xbox One, to play more graphically demanding games. Needless to say, the quality of your gaming experience, then, will rely on your Internet connection.
What is even more interesting is the fact that many believe that streaming is the new thing out there in the world of gaming, and it will see an unprecedented rise in the coming years. In fact, the gaming giant Electronic Arts even acquired a streaming company of late, and this speaks volumes of the future of gaming Vis a Vis streaming.
X-Box is in the streaming game as well, as it claims that it is already working on a game-streaming service. In fact, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has openly stated that the streaming service that they are coming up with, will offer quality gaming on any console.
It was even claimed by Capcom that the introduction of Resident Evil 7 in Japan in the cloud-based format, was nothing short of being an experiment; one that did not really bring them any financial success. In the end, it did not really matter if they made money or not. What truly mattered was the fact that they definitely got enough of those Nintendo Switch users, to warrant going deeper into the process of experimentation where it comes to bringing more games in the streaming format.
There is one thing that needs to be taken into consideration, though. In the case of Resident Evil 7, Capcom rented the game to users at $18 for 180 days of play. Of course, this was an experiment, and it remains to be seen what they will be charging for games that they might release in the near future.
It is a given, then, that cloud-based gaming is inevitable. Of course, Capcom believes that they have the infrastructure for it, and that is the very reason that they are embracing it. There are others out there that might not, at least not for now. One thing is certain, though; not all gamers are going to embrace the experience, because it is certainly a radical change for them. Needless to say, it will be a hit with many and the others might just follow suit.
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