Amazon reportedly working on a game streaming service called Project Tempo to take on likes of Stadia, GeForce Now and Project xCloud
Game streaming services seem to be all the rage across the industry. Just about every significant player already has one up and running, or has one in the works. Even Chinese companies want in on the fun, with reports suggesting that Huawei and Tencent are working on a service called GameMatrix together. The latest entrant into the game streaming market is Amazon.
Sources familiar with the matter told the New York Times that Amazon's cloud gaming endeavor is called Project Tempo. It has been in development for a while, but that's all we know about it for now. One rumor hinted that Amazon was to unveil an early version of the service later this year. Given the present circumstances, we're probably looking at a 2021 or 2022 release date at the earliest.
Ever since acquiring Twitch back in 2014, Amazon has been steadily trying to get into the gaming market. It is even working on some in-house titles that were to drop sometime this year, but the release got pushed back due to the ongoing crisis. It'll be interesting to see how Project Tempo fares against the likes of Google Stadia and GeForce Now. Amazon is no stranger to could-based services, and this may be what gives it a competitive edge over its rivals. Seamless Twitch integration will help a little too, of course.