LiquidSky has today announced a new mobile cloud-based platform that it says breaks barriers between portable and PC gaming. LiquidSky 2.0 beta is available for Android devices from the Google Play Store. The game uses cloud-powered software to deliver a PC-like gaming experience on a smartphone.
If you are unfamiliar with LiquidSky, it is a cloud-based platform that is described as first of its kind. It provides a platform for gamers to connect with their games in the cloud. It boasts titles from leading developers and platforms, such as Steam, Blizzard, and Origin. Windows 10 PC users may already know the game considering it has been available in beta on the platform.
“LiquidSky is a first of its kind Gaming-as-a-Service (GaaS) platform that uniquely solves the biggest hurdles previous cloud-gaming platforms faced: high latency, high cost, limited scalability and a finite catalog of supported games.”
That 2.0 beta experience is now moving to Android devices. Of course, we are used to seeing games port across platforms, but this is different. The developers say that the PC quality of the Windows 10 app is fully realized on Android mobile devices.
In other words, users can play their cloud-held PC titles on a mobile device. This includes both AAA games and indie quirks. Needless to say, this is potentially huge. It removes the need for high-end equipment from gaming and allows true elite gaming on smartphones.
We're talking the full shebang, as the company points out: “LiquidSky's unmatched latency delivers streamed resolutions at up to 1080p and 60+ FPS – freeing you to play your games nearly anywhere, anytime and on almost any device.”
From today, customers can access their entire LiquidSky gaming library on their Android device. The company also points out that controller support is extensive and growing all the time. Indeed, both the PS4 and Xbox One gamepads work with the platform.
The company also points out that controller support is extensive and growing all the time. Indeed, both the PS4 and Xbox One gamepads work with the platform.
“LiquidSky is incredibly excited to offer the thrill of PC gaming to a vast audience around the globe that was previously without access to capable gaming PCs,” said Ian McLoughlin, LiquidSky's co-founder and CEO.
Accessing the platform is subscription based across two tiers. There is a pay-as-you-go model and a premium model. There is also an ad-supported free plan which naturally has some limitations. In terms of pay-as-you-go access, it starts as $9.99 for the standard package and moves to $19.99 per month for premium.
For this, subscribers get up to 500GB of cloud storage and up to 10GB/second download speeds.
We have heard good things about LiquidSky, but moving to mobile is a different thing. With that in mind, we are interested to know is this PC gaming promise is doable. If you are running the platform on Android, let us know if it meets your expectations.