Cloud-based cross-platform gaming platform LiquidSky has launched its Android service which allows users to play high-end PC games on a mobile device.
The service allows users to play games they already own on platforms such as Steam and Origin on their phones and tablets. The games are streamed onto devices, and can be played either using touchscreen controls or external controllers.
LiquidSky charges users by the minute for access to their games through the service, either using SkyCredits earned through ad partners or by a paid subscription. Its "pay-as-you-do" subscription starts at $9.99 for 500GB cloud storage and a charge of $0.33 an hour.
"We believe the world is going mobile and, until today, mobile gaming meant compromise. Not anymore," said Ian McLoughlin, LiquidSky’s co-founder and CEO.
"The new LiquidSky Android app offers the same features and PC desktop capabilities of our cloud-based technology, but leverages the portability and prevalence of tablets and smartphones, making PC gaming truly possible anywhere, anytime, on billions of devices."
LiquidSky had raised $4 million in funding to bring PC games to mobile in September 2016. At the time, it claimed its PC service had half a million users.