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The Social Serendipity of Cloud Gaming | Andreessen Horowitz

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First-wave cloud-native games will revolutionize gameplay and hyper-personalized storytelling

  • Games are constantly reinvented: the biggest games today like “Fortnite” and “Clash of Clans” run most of their network on the cloud
  • True cloud-native games are only playable within the cloud infrastructure
  • Benefits: no download time or updates, users can play instantly and o...

  • Arcade system: no need to pay for one whole game and just jump around games
  • Shift towards subscription pricing model and free-to-play
  • Potential for “YouTube of gaming:” people prefer to process over video than text
  • Design playbook: shorten the “time to fun” for instan...

Google Stadia unlocks a new level of storytelling and immersion with realistic characters

  • AI enables NPCs (non-playable characters) to adopt objectives and behaviors, generating believable script
  • Fosters more dynamic, enriching experiences and reactions: players can express themselves more freely
  • Second wave of cloud gaming will unlock limitless behavior and immer...

Cloud gaming opens up full spectrum of interactions, from light to deep connections

  • Accessibility accommodates different ways of play for different moods and desires
  • Players can feel included no matter the skill level, time availability, or device
  • Video games generates video as it’s consumed, ensuring shareability and interactivity
  • Games as the new s...

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