Move Over Gaikai and OnLive, Taiwan's Ubitus Wants to Enter U.S. Market

May 16, 2012 -

Polygon has an interesting report on a possible competitor looking to move into the space currently filled by cloud-based game streaming services Gaikai and OnLive. The company is called Ubitus and it provides what the publication categorizes as "white label" cloud-based gaming services to a number of devices including cellular carriers and internet service providers. 

The Taiwanese company wants to offer these services to companies in the United States and it is using Nvidia's new GeForce Grid GPU to rapidly capture and stream compressed H.264 video frames over the internet. The company already has a presence in Japan called G-Cloud which has 500,000 active users on NTT Docomo's LTE network.

Polygon tried the service out at Nvidia's 2012 GPU Technology Conference in San Jose this week, steaming Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood to a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, and Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition to a Galaxy Nexus.

Ubitus tells Polygon that the particulars of the service that are paramount to consumers such as individual game pricing and streaming video resolution will be determined by whoever it partners with. In general they would be comfortable charging a $1.99 monthly subscription for a game like Street Fighter IV...

You can find out more about it by reading Polygon's report. It also has some nifty photos in case you're not a fan of the written word.

Source: Polygon


 
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