Cloud gaming poses a unique set of challenges. Cloud gaming demands consistent, high-speed, and ultra-low latency connections to ensure smooth running of fast paced, multiplayer games with quick, precise reactions. High latency connections are a major cause of concern for cloud gaming as they end up ruining the gaming experience. Moreover, inconsistent latency often leads to jitter, which in turn, distorts audio, chat, and display. The result is a choppy gameplay which leaves the gamer disappointed.
Also, lost data packets create a void in the game and shuffle the order in which the packets arrive leading to an unintelligible game and a poor gaming experience. Single player games can be played easily at low resolution and lesser speed whereas multi-player games perform most optimally when played at high resolution and greater speed. Catering to the needs of a wide spectrum of cloud games is a challenge.
With the changing definition of gaming and an increasing user base, it’s more important than ever before to moderate content and protect data privacy at scale.