Cloudy with a Chance of Games

Amazon Games have confirmed in a blog post that they have entered into a publishing agreement with Smilegate RPG. The developer is known for the game Crossfire and it is getting a followup that is being made by Remedy Games under the Smilegate RPG banner. The partnership between Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG is for an unannounced game coming next year. There are no further details at present.

In the blog post it was stated

“Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games will combine our respective expertise to introduce one of our AAA games to Western players,” said Chi Won Gil, CEO, Smilegate RPG. “Amazon Games is uniquely positioned as a publisher to reach entirely new audiences through its deep commitment to customers and substantial games publishing resources and channels, including Twitch, Prime Gaming, AWS, and more.”

While no mention of Amazon Games rumoured cloud offering the door is open there with and more. They do mention AWS, which is Amazon cloud infrastructure.

“Amazon Games is committed to bringing our customers the most engaging game experiences, both through our own internal development teams and from the very best external development studios around the world,” said Christoph Hartmann, VP, Amazon Games. “Smilegate has a strong track record of creating big games that players love, built to offer years of enjoyment — exactly the type of best-in-class, living, growing online games we want to bring our customers.”

Also to note with Amazon Games is that they stated what else is coming out with them. They have 3 announced games in New World (coming Spring 2021), Crucible and a Lord of the Rings MMO. Along with those announced games there are several unannounced projects.

By Duncan Baxter

I have been playing since the Commodore 64 days and have basically played every console going since then including the Ouya! I have been a fan of cloud gaming since the Onlive days and that was my favorite platform. Cloud gaming will revolutionize how we play games going forward and it is just a matter of time when it takes off.

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