Liquidsky Launches World’s First Free Ultra Performance Gaming PC
Okay, so that’s a bit of a clickbait title but LiquidSky has announced today at CES that they will launch a first of its kind Gaming-as-a-Service (GaaS) platform that uniquely solves the biggest hurdles previous cloud-gaming platforms faced: high latency, high cost, limited scalability and a finite catalog of supported games.
This is LiquidSky’s inaugural CES keynote on January 6th, 2017 in Las Vegas. During the keynote, LiquidSky announced a number of new services, new products and significant enhancements to their already industry-leading platform that makes it possible to play any PC title — from indie to AAA blockbusters — on Android, Mac, Linux and even low-spec Windows devices. LiquidSky will gain significant new functionality and features, including an all-new free-to-play model that effectively introduces high-end PC gaming at no cost to gamers worldwide beginning in March 2017.
Ian McLoughlin, LiquidSky’s co-founder and CEO said:
“By delivering the power of an ultra gaming PC to nearly any device for free, with the convenience and simplicity of consoles, we’ve made gaming more accessible than ever. Gamers across the world can finally enjoy experiences previously unavailable to them at home or on-the-go through the power of LiquidSky.”
In addition to the revolutionary new ad-supported model that makes free high-performance PC gaming accessible to billions across the globe, LiquidSky will roll out the following enhancements starting February 2017:
New Payment Options: The new ad-supported Free Plan will join the current premium LiquidSky Pay-As-You-Go and Monthly payment plans, both of which will become even more affordable.
More Bang for the Buck: Existing Gamer and Pro Performance Plans will double the current plans’ GPU power. The all-new Elite Performance Plan for the most discerning gamers dill add four times the hardware performance previously offered during LiquidSky’s beta. Subscribers can now unleash up to 8GB of GPU vRAM, 32GB of RAM and 12 vCPU Cores.
Intuitive New Dashboard: A complete interface redesign will deliver powerful new functionality and give gamers direct access to their game libraries on any of their digital storefronts of choice – Steam, BattleNet, Uplay, Origin, GoG, etc. — as well as the LiquidSky community chat and community Twitch streams.
Full DirectX 12 Support: LiquidSky now supports DirectX 12 compatible Windows 10 PC titles and Windows Store games.
Support for USB Accessories: Complete USB pass-through support allows any USB 2.0 (or newer) device — controllers, headsets, mice, etc. — to connect seamlessly to a user’s SkyComputer.
Expanded Developer and Publisher Support: Strict anti-piracy measures enforce legitimate purchases made through existing storefronts, while the new free-to-play LiquidSky access model dramatically boosts the potential reach of AAA titles that many gamers cannot currently enjoy due to hardware constraints.
Future Support for Additional Devices and Platforms: LiquidSky unveiled its early concepts of low-cost thin clients to be introduced later in 2017 that will make it possible to play more games on more platforms.