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1.No Concerns About Graphics Cards
Are you a PC gamer who likes to have the latest graphics cards? If so, this past year has been pretty damn frustrating!
Everything from COVID-19 supply issues to BitCoin miners hoarding supplies has made it hard to get things like the Nvidia RTX 3090. But with cloud gaming, you can experience absolutely killer graphics without having to track down a killer graphics card.
2.No Need For Console or PC
Perhaps the biggest benefit of cloud gaming is that you can do it from your smartphone, tablet, or smart television. There is no need for a console or PC if you can subscribe to services (such as Game Pass) that make different games available to you.
Think back to when smartphones first came out and millions of people played video games for the first time. Without the need for an expensive console or PC, we will see an entirely new generation of players.
3.Chilling At Your House
Most of the time, we talk about cloud gaming benefits in terms of portable gaming. But depending on how much you like to play, cloud gaming can also revolutionize how you play around the house.
For example, if you have a game console, you probably have it in your living room or office. But cloud gaming could let you play titles for this system on your phone before you go to bed or chase down some achievements while you’re plopped down on the toilet.
Form dictates function. The most successful games take full advantage of the game platform, which is why Angry Birds and its touchscreen functionality took the world by storm back when we were all getting used to smartphones.
Early cloud gaming titles will likely just be ports of hit console games. But in the fullness of time, we are looking forward to innovative titles that take advantage of our ability to play these games on our phones.
5.The Speed Is Finally Here
One good reason to be skeptical of cloud gaming is the speed factor. Because your experience may come down to how fast your phone is, how can you know you’ll have smooth gameplay?
The answer is 5G. While 5G is not perfect, it does a good job of loading data quickly and reducing your lag time. So while cloud gaming will probably always be smoother on some solid home wifi, 5G has made cloud gaming on the go a real possibility.
When you’re hanging with friends, there is something sublime about playing multiplayer games. But without your PC or game console, you are usually limited to whatever crap you can find on the app store.
But cloud gaming will let you play the hottest new releases right in the palm of your hand. Just imagine waiting in line with a friend and playing a couple of matches of Halo Infinite together. That’s gotta be a better experience than pretending you both care about Clash of Clans.
It may go without saying, but cloud gaming can potentially save players a lot of money. And that is because being a gamer right now is pretty damn expensive!
The most versatile versions of new consoles cost $500, and the hottest games now cost $70. And if you are a PC gamer, you can easily spend over $1,000 on a decent graphics card. With cloud gaming, you don’t need to pay anything beyond a monthly subscription to access games.
8.A Portable and Home Solution
Part of what makes the Nintendo Switch so special is that it is both a portable console and a home console. But that cool functionality is built directly into cloud gaming!
That is because you can use it to game on a portable device like your smartphone or tablet. But you can also stream games directly to your TV or computer as well. Anywhere you go, you can bring your favorite games with you.
9.Play Games With Non-Gamer Friends
Do you have a lot of non-gamer friends in your life? In that case, you’ve probably tried to convince them to play games with you on more than one occasion.
But it can be tough to get into gaming because of how much systems, games, and other equipment costs. Having the ability to play AAA games on the phone without these serious expenses means you can start converting your non-gamer friends in no time.
10.The Sheer Game Variety
The final benefit of cloud gaming is nice and simple: once the cloud really takes off, you’ll have more portable access to a wide variety of games.
For example, the Game Pass already lets gamers play multiple generations of Xbox titles. With cloud gaming, you can take those generations of very different games on the road. And you can do so without having to unplug your existing console setup or drag a bunch of different games with you whenever you travel.