So it been all about cloud gaming this week and walmart is the last you would expect to join the band wagon. We are still getting our heads around the new Google’s cloud gaming service stadia, now walmart is coming in with another. Rumours suggest that walmart is at least exploring the possibilities of launching its own cloud gaming service to compete with the likes of Google’s own.
Putting all things into consideration you would come to realize that the retail giants could actuall have a shot at this, considering the fact that they’ve got the capital and they also have six giant server farms that contain sensitive customer information and company data( so if you do the math you should see where i’m going😉).
Google’s Stadia platform will be heavily reliant on similar data centers, the same kind that other tech companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft manage and use for their own services. But it’s worth noting that Walmart isn’t keeping the cloud in-house: it recently entered a five-year partnership with Microsoft to use Azure and Microsoft 365 products across the company on projects geared toward machine learning, AI, and data platforms, and Microsoft is building a game-streaming service of its own.
Although walmart does not actually have a good reputation when it comes to gaming, putting into consideration the fact that they once tried producing their own gaming computers that were called overpowered, but the product didn’t last long as customers complained of poor build and quality. Walmart also shelved plans to launch a video-streaming service that would compete with Netflix, as CNBC reported in January. So, there’s also proof that Walmart can easily back out of such a venture.
The retail giants have been reached for comments and they are still yet to give a reply. I guess this new cloud-gaming is gonna soon be the real and happening deal.