Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Deutsche Telekom to launch console-free gaming service

Deutsche Telekom is preparing to launch a cloud gaming service that does away with consoles.

The recently announced MagentaGaming, which is now entering public beta testing, is a cloud gaming service that relies on streaming.

Compared with upcoming cloud gaming services from Google, Microsoft or Sony, Deutsche Telekom says it is on the right track for two reasons: the power of its network and its pioneering role in edge services. The carrier says it can already keep latency under 50 milliseconds. MagentaGaming will also be available on T-Mobile's LTE and 5G network.

Deutsche Telekom notes that its ongoing partnership with the eSports team SK Gaming for over a year. It is also collaborating with Niantic, the makers of Pokémon GO.