Amazon Game Studios has just released The Unmaking and, in doing so, has entered the cloud gaming business. The game, which for now is only compatible with Amazon’s three latest Fire tablets, renders much of itself on Amazon’s cloud servers in order to create action sequences involving thousands of enemies and destructive environments. A feat which is difficult to accomplish by the latest gaming consoles and impossible on mobile platforms. The release is being dubbed a preview and is available through January 31st 2015.
It’s unfortunate the game, for the time being, isn’t available on the Fire TV since the Fire TV has proven itself a very capable cloud gaming console. Playcast, a cloud gaming service, launched their open trial for the Fire TV in July. The service performs great and uses Amazon’s servers as their backend. With the caveat of a fast internet connection that cloud gaming requires, it makes sense for Amazon to bring this type of gaming to the Fire TV which is likely to be connected to a fast home internet connection.