Boosteroid is a cloud platform that provides web-based access to video games. It is accessible through various web browsers (Google Chrome, Opera). Boosteroid is providing user device with the extra power of Remote server and, thus, allow it to run software if its original computational power is not enough to run such a software locally.
Boosteroid debuted in the summer of 2019 with a closed beta test. In October 2019 the platform was publicly released. Many other companies worldwide, including Google, Microsoft, Sony, Nvidia, Amazon.com, Vortex, Shadow, etc. have either already launched or announced their cloud gaming solutions. In September 2020 Huawei and Boosteroid have revealed that they are strengthening their partnership according to the newly signed memorandum between the companies. Asus and Intel have announced ongoing cooperation related to hardware supply and software optimization with Boosteroid. Boosteroid joined Huawei and Intel at the New-Gen Cooper Lake CPU Server Webinar on February 9, 2021.
As a cloud-based video gaming solution, Boosteroid does not require additional hardware. A user device should be connected to the Internet and support web browsers like Google Chrome and Opera. Software client is not required. Video games do not have to be downloaded on a user's device too, as they run in the cloud.
Boosteroid allows users to run PC games across different devices. Users can run high-end video games from a Personal computer, Macintosh, laptop, Tablet computer, smartphone, and Smart TV. Besides, all Windows games are available on Mac, as the games are processed on a remote virtual machine that has a Windows OS installed. Similar solutions have also been applied by other cloud gaming services like GeForce NOW, Shadow and Vortex to meet the demand of many gamers worldwide, as a number of popular titles, like Grand Theft Auto V (2013), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015), PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (2017) or FIFA 21 (2020) are not released on macOS.
Boosteroid supports FullHD (1080p, 60fps) game streaming with the Internet connection quality requirement set at a minimum of 14Mbit/s. Cloud gaming generally requires a good and stable Internet connection to ensure the transmission of interactive video content between users and servers. This is currently one of the most significant problems among many people.
Boosteroid is a Subscription business model service. As of November, 2020, there are two active subscription plans. Boosteroid subscription enables users to access Computer performance power of remote servers and launch video games. Users must comply with all the applicable rules related to the use third-party software they may access via the platform. Video games should be purchased separately from an official Video game publisher or retailer, all applicable digital distribution platform accounts should be created in advance.
In October 2020 Boosteroid deployed new servers in the UK, Spain and France. As of November 2020, Boosteroid is available across Europe. By 2021 Boosteroid plans to scale the platform to North America. The company is also going to target developing markets like Asia Pacific (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia), Africa and South America in the medium term. These areas have a large population with many people active in video gaming. Besides, according to many reports, Asia Pacific is currently the fastest-growing cloud gaming market.
Boosteroid was officially represented at Comic Con Ukraine in September 2019. In November 2019 Boosteroid joined the Bucharest Gaming Week festival. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all promotional and List of events affected by the COVID-19 pandemic activities were stopped.
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