JioGames part of Jio Platforms Limited, described as India's leading gaming service, has partnered with French white label cloud gaming solutions provider Gamestream to launch a 10-year strategic partnership that, the partners say, will provide 1.4 billion Indians with unlimited access to cloud gaming anywhere, anytime.
Described as India's own cloud gaming platform, JioGamesCloud will enable console-like gaming easily accessible across devices.
There seems to be a lot of excitement about this partnership which, the companies say, combines Gamestream's technological and cloud gaming expertise with (telecommunications company) Reliance Jio's massive digital reach. It will, they claim, see JioGames emerge as a leading cloud gaming player in India at a time when the country is poised to play a major part in the global video game market.
Gamestream says it will enrich JioGamesCloud's comprehensive library with over 100 licences for families and casual gamers alike, with additional games added each month.
JioGamesCloud is currently live in its public beta. At the moment, JioGamesCloud is available free of cost for a limited period of time across Jio set-top box, Android smartphones and select web browsers.
Described as a one-stop hub that brings multiple stakeholders from the world of gaming together – gamers, game publishers, spectators, and gaming communities – JioGames is present across multiple devices like smartphones and feature phones, and in home gaming via set-top boxes. It offers cloud gaming, livestreaming, esports opportunities and solutions and enables gaming powered by cloud technology.
JioGamesCloud is Jio's own home-grown cloud gaming technology. Graphic-heavy games once required expensive hardware requirements in the form of consoles and accessories. Now, says Jio, they can be played directly on the JioGames app without any hardware strings attached, powered by the cloud technology on Android smartphones, the Jio set-top box and popular web browsers.