Ever dream of playing Crysis at 1080p with 60 fps on your Chromebook? Me neither.
But now I have.
LiquidSky is a cloud-based gaming platform that allows high-quality PC gaming on any supported device with a screen and an internet connection. LiquidSky 2.0 sounds too damn good to be true, that’s for sure. But not only does it exist, it’s currently in its beta testing phase and making a lot of incredibly welcome changes.
The most recent LiquidSky update brought quite a few upgrades to the platform’s foundation ranging anywhere from improved performance to an optional and free ad-based model. Here’s the list of newly included features:
- Support for Windows PC Devices
- New Pricing Plans (More SkyCredits for Lower Cost)
- Upgraded Gamer and Pro Performance Packages (Up to 4x Previous Performance)
- FREE Ad-Supported Plan
- Intuitive New User Interface
- Dramatic Latency Reduction
Once the LiquidSky client is downloaded, you’ll begin the process of boarding and assigned your own group. You may have to wait a couple weeks before being given full access (unless you’re shelling out a few bucks for the paid plans), but it sounds like it’s worth the patience. If you’ve already registered a paid account, you can migrate your profile to one of the newer pricing models for a one-time boost of available SkyCredits, too.
Ian McLoughlin, LiquidSky’s co-founder and CEO, said in a press release:
“We are thrilled to announce LiquidSky 2.0, ushering in a cloud-based gaming revolution. LiquidSky 2.0 smashes the status quo for gamers worldwide, eliminating the dependence on rapidly-obsolete gaming hardware. Now anyone – even gamers with lower-spec laptops and desktops not typically suitable for new release titles – can enjoy high-quality PC gaming nearly anywhere, anytime and on almost any device, and do so affordably or even for free.”
Alongside a few more incoming key features, support for Android, Mac and Linux devices is planned for the coming months. Expect to see full support for DirectX 12, USB 2.0 and PC accessories, the SkyLounge Community Hub, and a Performance Package Upgrade with a 100 FPS unlock.
For more information about the newly improved LiquidSky 2.0, check out the video above before heading over to sign up for the beta.
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