5G takes gamers to the cloud
The game is on. With 5G rolling out and mobile and cloud gaming on the rise, 5G ‘gaming on the go’ is becoming a reality. Last week saw exciting news for all our gamers out there as Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta version) officially launched in New Zealand. This means you can play 100+ high-quality console games on the devices you already have with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
To play Xbox console games from the cloud on your device, you’ll need a high-speed internet connection. With the higher throughput and, in the future, improved latency of 5G, we’ve never been closer to truly immersive mobile experiences. 5G should support more accurate gameplay and empower developers to deliver a new generation of immersive, dynamic experiences.
5G offloads heavy computational power, offering gamers speeds of up to ten times the average of 4G. The next evolution of 5G also reduces latency from 20 milliseconds to 5 milliseconds. This means in-game action will be smoother than ever, with minimal lag between a gamer's input and the game's response; whether it’s for a single VR player at home, or an esports gaming community. Alongside cloud and mobile edge computing, gamers will finally be able to experience seamless Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Extended Reality (XR) capabilities that are free from lag and cables.
What does the future hold for 5G gamers?
With low latency, lag and jitter greatly reduced, 5G gaming promises to transform the mobile gaming space and empowers developers to create immersive new worlds for players to enjoy. Here are just a few examples: