Cloud gaming helps indie developers, Playcast board member says

Cloud gaming helps independent developers break into the living room through digital distribution , according to Gadi Tirosh, a member of the board of directors of Playcast.

Tirosh believes that distributing console quality games through the cloud circumvents retail channels that have prevented smaller developers from penetrating the market. Services like Playcast are "removing the barriers to distribution to console games, which historically have been quite high," he said.

"With cloud gaming, small teams of 5 to 10 people can have access to millions of gamers."

Playcast streams games to set-top boxes and allows users to play with controllers it provides. Available in South Korea, Portugal and France, where it offers access to games like Batman: Arkhman Asylum, Playcast is expected to launch this year in North America.

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