Is Cloud Gaming the next big thing in the gaming industry?
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Is Cloud Gaming the next big thing in the gaming industry?

Today we are witnessing an influx of gamers and large gaming organizations competing in tournaments across multiple esports title all over the world. These tournaments are hosted on LAN with large prize pools where hundreds of players participate to win in a game they so dearly love.

In India, competitive mobile gaming is a bigger phenomenon compared to PC gaming. One major reason for this is how easily mobile phones are available and at cheaper costs. Also, most mobile games are free to download and offer a high level of entertainment and competitiveness. Some of the most popular competitive mobile games like PUBG Mobile, Clash of Clans, Call of Duty Mobile, Free Fire are all played online.

Rise of mobile games

These games have completely dominated the mobile gaming industry with frequent, large tournaments and they are showing no signs of slowing down. This growth of online games gives rise to one question, is cloud gaming the next big thing?

According to a report by GAMURS Group, In 2019, revenue of $158 million was generated through cloud gaming which rose to $585 million in 2020 and is expected to reach over $3 billion in the next 3 years. As mentioned earlier, mobile phones with cutting-edge technology are easily available and you can expect more superior phones to be launched in the future to elevate the mobile gaming scene, and cloud gaming in general even further.

In India, more and more streamers are streaming different mobile games on their channels and most of them have over 1000 viewers during their live streams. Organizations like Facebook, NVIDIA, and Google have also introduced their own cloud gaming services. All these things are evidence of the fact that cloud gaming is already a huge thing and can potentially grow even further in the near future, especially with the launch of PUBG Mobile India drawing closer.

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