News Digest 1: 5 Big Gaming News This Week

13 August, 2019 | By Anzu


Welcome to our weekly series where we bring to you the most exciting gaming news of the week. We will focus on big announcements, key trends, and much more, so you can be on top of the latest from gaming industry!   

Here’s what caught our attention this week:  

Esports is growing and is about to become a $1 billion industry, growing in both money and viewership. Led by this growth, esports has moved out of the living room and turned from casual gaming into a money-making competition. Get inside this fast-growing industry and find out more here in this article from CNBC.

Indian mobile network Reliance Jio announced recently that it will bring 4K-supported set top box to bring newer entertainment and gaming experiences. The company, credited with leading an internet revolution in the country with its low-cost data plans, also said that the new service will be capable of delivering console-like gaming using Jio Fiber service for a “zero-latency gaming experience.” Read all about it on NDTV.

Yahoo News reports this week about Falcon Northwest, a company credited with inventing the custom gaming PC. The company is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Talon desktop and bringing modern features to the mid-sized gaming tower. By adding options for glass doors that provide tool-less access via a magnetic closing system for easy upgrades, the Talon will be more competitive with rival high-end gaming systems like Origin PC’s Neuron. 

Gamespot interviews Phil Spencer on Project xCloud and how he views the development of cloud gaming in a console-led world. “"I think that the cloud inevitability as part of gaming is absolutely true. But we have more compute devices around us than we've ever had, whether it's your phone, a Surface Hub, or an Xbox. The world where compute devices are gone and it's all coming from the cloud just isn't the world that we live in today."

South China Morning Post dives into 5G cloud gaming, a hot topic at the recently concluded ChinaJoy 2019. The technology has the potential to reshape the industry and boost revenue for game developers. Can it be a game changer?

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