With so many big names pushing for cloud gaming, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Valve is also taking an interest in a Stadia like service.
Spotted by Steam Database, the latest GitHub release of Valve’s partner site code has a few mentions of cloud gaming and the line: “you must agree to the terms in the Steam Cloud Gaming Addendum before continuing.”
It’s not much, but it does show that Valve is aware of the direction the industry is going in. Steam is already near and dear to PC gamers everywhere and they might be most willing to give cloud gaming a shot if it’s done by one of their favorite companies.
Cloud gaming might be redundant to hardcore gamers who already have dedicated setups and play on multiple platforms, but core gamers and casual gamers might be more interested. Cloud gaming lowers the entry bar substantially and allows you to jump from screen to screen, it’s not hard to notice the appeal.
A huge and loyal fan base makes Valve a serious competitor in the race. It will be interesting to see where all of these cloud gaming services will be next year. Valve is also working on another interesting project, so it will be interesting to see what they will come up with.
Who are you betting on? Who will have the most successful cloud gaming service?