According to The New York Times, Amazon’s new cloud gaming service called Project Tempo is expected to release this year. They state that the expected release date could be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and end up pushing back the date. This new project from Amazon is rumored to be a streaming service similar to Google’s Stadia or Microsoft’s xCloud. Amazon is also developing three new games including ‘New World’, an open-world survival game, and a new Lord of the Rings MMORPG, presumably based on the series they are also producing. This will all be empowered by Twitch; bought by Amazon on August 25, 2014.
The future of gaming is cloud-based but all things are being impacted by COVID. New York Times’ internal sources suggest that the project could be pushed back to 2021. Xbox Head Phil Spencer has also expressed concerns that the slowed global economy could impact the new console releases. How this will shape the next generation of gaming is unclear. When confirmation of Amazon’s Project Tempo’s release date is announced, we will inform you here.