Remember The Cloud? Microsoft couldn’t stop talking about when they launched the Xbox One, it was going to make Xbox games super sexy and like, totes better than PlayStation. Since then the power of the cloud seems to have evaporated with very few games making use of it, the most notable being Crackdown 3, which has been stuck in development hell for a good few years.
Unreal engine creators Epic games have now bought Cloudgine, the company whose service is powering Crackdown 3, and have incorporated it as a wholly owned subsidiary. This is notable as Epic are sure to build in functionality to support Cloudgine, meaning cloud power would be readily available to all developers on multiple formats.