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Google is testing a new cloud service designed specifically for video game developers, based on a fully managed version of the open-source Agones project. Agones, launched in 2017 and named after a type of contest in ancient Greece, is built on top of Kubernetes and subverts everyone's favourite container orchestration system …

  1. overunder Silver badge

    Is this new?

    Is this dev platform strictly for games that will be run from a cloud? If this isn't strictly for the cloud, is this worth advertising (besides for yet another of Google's data/spy slurp)?

    As far as streaming games, in which country can you stream to your home 144fps at 4K? In the US, on average you can stream Minecraft at 30fps (but not at 4k).

    1. iron Silver badge

      Re: Is this new?

      Taiwan, Singapore, Sweden, Denmark, japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, San Marino, Norway... basically anywhere that isn't a 3rd world country like USA or UK.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Is this new?

        I live in Norway, I couldn't do it, I have 10mbit/s down, 900k/s up. Max I can get.

        Also there was a plan to pull all the copper / let it die, without replacing it with anything else recently. With the you can use mobile instead. That was stopped by the government, as if that happened too many people like me would not have internet as mobile reception is very poor (I can no longer even receive MMS's). Think 5G is going to help with that, don't think so, even if its deployed, will be too far out of range.

      2. Graham Dawson Silver badge

        Re: Is this new?

        Maybe some fancy Stockholmer could get that speed, but most of Sweden is still stuck with copper or fttc, and even then it's only larger towns that get any reliable high-speed internet. Of that list, only Singapore has universal high speed coverage, and only because it's a single city-state.

    2. Danny 14

      Re: Is this new?

      Some redditors who tried high fps at 4k twitch tried it at 7500bps so thats just about anyone. 4G should even stream that.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Is this new?

        So i should also go pull out my old 14.4k modem (wouldnt want to risk it on a 9600) and should be able to stream 4k games, cool.

        What you can do with technology these days, why couldn't we do that back when I was a kid. Just think of the quality pron that i could have been watching back then with that type of compression technology instead we got all that pixelated crap..

        1. overunder Silver badge

          Re: Is this new?

          "So i should also go pull out my old 14.4k modem"

          Dude, sell that shit on ebay as a "Redundant Highspeed Cloud Gaming.... Adapter".

          4k... high fps... 7500bps... what the...?? 0.009 pixels per bit, per frame. That is crazy compression.

    3. teknopaul Silver badge

      Re: Is this new?

      Barcelona and much of Catalunya has 400 mbit connections for domestic customers. Most villages are fiber to the premises.

      I did not know 144fps was a thing. 60 seems slick to my eyes.

  2. RyokuMas Silver badge

    One more reason for me to stick to making local multiplayer/single player games in my spare time then...

    I can see the GDPR headaches now.

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