GameStop Prepping Cloud Gaming Service
GameStop is working with recently acquired Spawn Labs to stream games from the cloud a la OnLive, but apparently it’s not going to stop at PC.
“Spawn recently began its first beta and is currently live, testing the streaming of Xbox 360, PS3 and PC games from a data centre in Austin, Texas,” confirmed GameStop president Tony Bartel. “We continue to get positive feedback from our publishing partners about the pro-console, low-investment model that we have chosen.”
What, no Wii games? What’s the deal with that? Anyway, this is crazy, and I’m almost surprised Sony and Microsoft would agree to something like this, but those logistics must be taken care of and make sense for them if they’re moving forward.
A closed beta is expect later this year for GameStop’s streaming service followed by a national launch next year.