USA Has No Technical Infrastructure to Support Cloud Game Streaming

Assassins Creed Odyssey and Resident Evil 7 are available for streaming on Nintendo Switch in Japan. Peoples in the west began to wonder whether they will get the same treatment or not.

Nintendo is taking a more cautious step when it comes to their new streaming technology. President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime says that currently, the technical infrastructure is not possible in the United States.

Here is the full statement of President Reggie:

It’s specific to Japan because of the internet infrastructure that exists in that country. Very high-speed wireless capability. The ability to have a great experience in Japan is profound. The technical infrastructure doesn’t exist for that to happen currently here in the United States.

When asked about the other companies of America who are already providing streaming services for video games, Reggie stated that the current technology did not meet Nintendo’s requirements.

He also referred to Google’s project stream which provides cloud gaming directly to your browser. Google’s Project Stream lets you play Assassins’ Creed Odyssey.

He said these cloud services are not suitable for serious gamers. Reggie almost sounds like an analyst who also thinks that cloud streaming is not the future of video games.

If you talk to really active gamers there’s a level of dissatisfaction, because of a lag and other things that happen currently. The question is: At what point will there be the technical infrastructure for that to be a truly compelling experience.

However, the feedback noticed about the Project Stream from the testers was very positive. Microsoft Project xCloud will support Xbox games and it will launch for testing next year.

Contributor at SegmentNext.