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Report: Verizon is testing a new streaming service for smartphones and Nvidia Shield

Verizon Gaming will aim to run on the phone operator’s upcoming 5G capabilities

Report: Verizon is testing a new streaming service for smartphones and Nvidia Shield

US telecoms company Verizon is reportedly getting into cloud gaming.

According to The Verge, Verizon Gaming is currently in the process of alpha testing and is up and running on Nvidia Shield.

The company has been providing Shield devices and the Xbox One controllers needed to play to testers. The service will also reportedly come to Android smartphones in the future.

Testers have been provided kits, with the promise of a $150 Amazon gift card upon completion, to test over 135 games currently available on the service. Leaked screenshots (below) suggest an impressive range of titles including Fortnite, God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Destiny 2.

It’s likely many of these titles are placeholder, of course, as a number listed are currently subject to significant platform restrictions.

Verizon is currently still getting basic functionality under control as-is, after reports of poor early user experience from testers.

Our sister-site PCGamesInsider.Biz has the full story.

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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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