Amazon Games Set to Conquer Gaming World
Amazon Game Studios, Amazon.com's gaming arm, is now working on a computer game. According to a report from geekwire.com, the recent hiring calls made by the company clearly indicated it is serious on its quest for an "ambitious new PC game project."
This comes alongside its recent acquisition of Twitch.tv, which it wrestled from search giant Google in a recent bidding war. To signal the hiring call, Amazon Senior Designer Kim Swift said, "My team here at Amazon Game Studios is hiring like crazy and we are looking for the best of the best for a new PC game project using the latest technology."
Swift added, "Our team in Seattle has worked on a lot of great titles including Portal, Left 4 Dead, Half Life 2, Dota 2, World of Warcraft, Halo, Infamous, Shadow of Mordor and many others. We want people that are driven to make the best games in the industry. We're looking to take interesting risks and invent!"
While there is a lot of hype alongside the announcement, there was no job description, qualifications or numbers provided in the announcement of Swift.
According to a report from usatoday.com, one of the first steps to reach the conclusion that the company is out to conquer the gaming world was the recent launch of its own $40 game controller, which has been available since April 2014 together with its Amazon Fire TV set top box for titles such as "Minecraft." With a collection of over 700 game titles, Amazon has also tapped into the game on demand niche, with the launch of its GameFly video game rental streaming service.
Prior to this, Amazon has been active in the free-to-play gaming niche, providing games for Facebook since 2012. According to a report from irishexaminer.com, the recent moves by the biggest online retailer is a sure bet that it is very serious in eating up the competition for gaming enthusiasts and players.