ABYA gets center page in Cromo
Uruguay in the race against Google and Apple for the world of video games
Video game streaming services will be the next stage for the industry and Uruguayan ABYA launches soon for users in Uruguay. The war over big video games (not casual cell phone games), or rather the war over capturing gamers, will no longer be fought by devices like the PlayStation or Xbox. It will be on the internet and will have a Uruguayan participant, called ABYA, who will run alongside, or against, the giants Google and Apple. The great objective of these streaming services, that is that the user can play anything regardless of the computing power of their device. It would no longer be necessary to spend $600 on a PlayStation or $1,500 on a game-ready PC but for less than $10/month subscribers can play some of the best games at their highest quality on just about any device they already own.
Franco Miceli, Founder and CEO of ABYA, also said that in an internal report on the tests they ran on their servers, showed that a single one of their servers could support up to 70 users at a time. “From what we know of the industry, we are far superior in performance to what is available,” he says. These systems would contribute to the massification of video games that today are for hard-core gamers, that is, for those who invest a lot of money in consoles, PC updates and purchases. And they are working to reach 4K resolution, a graphic quality that represents paradise for any gamer.