A large installed base of cloud gaming capable devices, big brand names entering the cloud gaming market, and improving network performance will drive cloud gaming to new heights in 2015, according to the Strategy Analytics report, "NVIDIA Goes off the Grid with Cloud Gaming Service."
Michael Goodman, Director of Digital Media Strategies, said: "2014 is proving to be a watershed moment with major players putting their credibility and brand names on the line to make cloud gaming work. While broadband speeds and consumer acceptance of subscription models have come a long way, access to content remains an issue for all services. The major video game publishers have so far successfully managed an incremental transition from physical to digital media, but cloud gaming offers publishers a new revenue stream."
Eric Smith, Analyst of Connected Home Devices, added: "As Sony and NVIDIA launched cloud gaming services this year, the addressable market of traditional gaming devices already covers nearly 30 million devices – this is set to increase fivefold in 2015 to nearly 150 million devices as PlayStation Now enters Europe and we expect NVIDIA to allow GeForce GPU equipped PCs access to Grid."
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