Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s wealthiest man, has been making waves in multiple industries for the last 30 years – and now he’s turning his attention to gaming.
JioGames, part of Reliance Industries’ telecom platform Jio, and French firm Gamestream have entered into a strategic partnership with an ambitious goal: to bring cloud gaming to India’s 1.4 billion people over the next 10 years. The partnership will leverage Gamestream’s white-labeling cloud gaming solutions to make this vision a reality.
Jio’s partnership will enable them to expand JioGamesCloud, their cloud gaming platform in beta. Currently available on a range of devices, it offers users dozens of games (though not many AAA titles) for free during the testing period.
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Reliance is not investing in Gamestream as part of its partnership with TechGround, according to a Jio spokesperson.
Gamestream, a partner of Ubisoft, has deployed its tech in markets across Europe, the Middle East and Asia – partnering with Etisalat, Telkom, Sunrise and Telekom Slovenije.
Kiran Thomas, CEO of Jio Platforms, predicts India will soon become a major hub for the video game industry due to the rapid deployment of Jio True 5G. With over 1 billion potential gamers benefiting from high speed and low latency networks, video games could prove to be an important contributor towards economic growth.
Gamestream and Jio have joined forces to bring every Indian a top-notch Cloud Gaming experience.
India, the world’s 2nd-biggest internet market, is not an attractive gaming destination; it rarely sees new PlayStation and Xbox consoles at launch and Google Stadia never made its way there. Nintendo has no presence in the country.
Mobile gaming has surged in India, thanks to inexpensive mobile data and budget-friendly Android handsets. PUBG Mobile from Krafton was the most popular game with a massive 50 million monthly active users – until New Delhi removed it due to security concerns.
Amazon Prime members in India can now access Prime Gaming, a subscription service with no extra cost that provides mobile, PC and Mac games plus in-game bonuses.