Amazon is developing its own game streaming service

Report: Amazon is developing its own game streaming service

Report: Amazon is developing its own game streaming service

Not content with having its fingers in almost every pie, Amazon seemingly wants a bigger slice of the gaming market.

The Information reports today that the retail giant is looking to launch its own game-streaming service.

The Verge was able to track down some Amazon job listings to corroborate the report, where the company is now hiring at least two engineers in Seattle and California specifically to work on "Cloud Games", with a third post saying that Amazon has a new game business planned. The sources that spoke to The Information say that while negotiations are underway, no games or even a firm release date could be confirmed making it hard to corroborate the information with the developers themselves.

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Amazon has serious ambitious to do more around video games, with a plan to expand in a big way its existing identity as a retailer of titles as well as the owner of Twitch, the most prominent game livestreaming service in the world.

Amazon has a games division, with teams based in Seattle, Irvine and San Diego.

The games are instead hosted on cloud servers, and streamed over the internet, which means you don't need a powerful computer to play high-end games - or you can use a phone or tablet too. Reporters, however, have spotted job listings relevant to this effort, such as this one for a Lead Cross-Platform Game Engineer.

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