Cloud gaming is getting bigger and bigger, and every company wants a piece – The new rivals of Apple could be Google Stadia and xCloud.
Apple is in the spotlight this week in the world of video games. Mainly due to his dispute with Epic Games after having removed Fortnite from the App Store for not respecting the terms of his contract. Something similar to what happened with Stadia and xCloud, two cloud gaming services. And that is what it seems that they are starting to do from the Cupertino company.
In order to compete with Microsoft‘s xCloud and Google’s Stadia, the company of the bitten apple has filed a patent for a cloud gaming service to “Activate an Interactive Service for Rendering Cloud Games in 5G Systems”. This is described by the registration made in Europe, which can be consulted from this link. It is a movement made last February, but it is now when it has become official.
As often happens in these cases, a patent only reflects an idea that a company has with the aim of creating a product or a service for the future, but it does not have to come true. But recent events seem to have promoted Apple to step forward when it comes to entering the world of streaming cloud gaming like other companies in direct competition. Especially if what they want is to get muscle and strengthen their image after what happened with Epic Games and Fortnite.
We will have to wait to find out what ideas the company has with this patent. Perhaps in the next keynote, it will be one of the most important announcements that they make. For now, it is an option that is there, and it only remains to decide whether they will carry it out or not. The services of cloud gaming pretend to be dominant in the sector over the coming years and Apple might want to jump on the bandwagon.
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