Next Evolution of LiquidSky Cloud Computing Platform Available for Beta Sign-Ups – Adds Functionality and Performance, More Affordable Subscription Plans and Free-to-Play Option
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, NY (April 5, 2017) - LiquidSky — a first-of-its-kind cloud-based platform that delivers a high-quality gaming experience almost anywhere, anytime on Windows, Android, Mac and Linux devices — is thrilled to announce LiquidSky 2.0. This major platform update adds numerous new features, dramatic gains to LiquidSky’s already outstanding performance and introduces an all-new ad-supported free model.
“We are thrilled to announce LiquidSky 2.0, ushering in a cloud-based gaming revolution,” said Ian McLoughlin, LiquidSky’s co-founder and CEO. “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.”
Key Features included in today’s LiquidSky 2.0 roll-out include:
- 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
Android, Mac and Linux device support, along with the following key features, are planned for the coming months:
- Full DirectX 12 Support
- Full Support for USB 2.0+ PC Accessories
- SkyLounge Community Hub
- Performance Package Upgrade, Including 100 FPS Unlock
Gamer (60 SkyCredits/hour) and Pro (120 SkyCredits/hour) Performance Plans quadruple their previous horsepower— now powered by up to 4GB of GPU VRAM, 16GB of RAM and 6 vCPU Cores — to deliver high-quality 1080p gaming at up to 60+ FPS. In addition to enhanced Pay-As-You-Go and Monthly Subscription Plans that provide more SkyCredits for lower cost, LiquidSky 2.0 also introduces free high-performance PC gaming through its new ad-supported model.
The LiquidSky 2.0 client is available for download at LiquidSky.com, after which users can register for a new account or migrate their existing one. Existing members will be guided through a brief one-time account migration process. Paid members that migrate to one of the new paid plans will additionally receive a one-time boost of available SkyCredits.
Registrants for the Free Plan will be assigned a boarding group for access in stages based on beta server and early ad inventory availability. This approach ensures a higher quality of service for the users that already have access and provides an optimal gaming experience as LiquidSky scales up their servers and ad inventory globally. The Free Plan and boarding groups are currently only available for parts of North America and Western Europe, with the ability to earn free SkyCredits not guaranteed at this time.
Pay-As-You-Go or Monthly paid LiquidSky users will be granted immediate access to their new upgraded SkyComputer regardless of geographic location. However, for an optimal current experience it is recommended that users be within 310 miles (500 kilometers) of a LiquidSky data center and/or receive a ping of less than 35ms.
For more information on how to sign up, migrate accounts or test your ping in relation to the nearest LiquidSky data center, please visit http://kb.liquidsky.com.
The new LiquidSky 2.0 Overview Video:
To speak with LiquidSky’s executive or advisory team, or request press access to the new LiquidSky, please email Mario R. Kroll and CJ Melendez at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Already enjoyed by more than 1.6 million registered users, LiquidSky is a first of its kind Gaming-as-a-Service (GaaS) platform that uniquely solves the biggest hurdles previous cloud-gaming platforms faced: high latency, high cost, limited scalability and a finite catalog of supported games. With LiquidSky, play any PC video game as it was meant to be enjoyed — from the latest AAA titles to indie hits — on your Android phone or tablet, older Windows, Mac and even Linux devices. Without custom hardware or proprietary storefront, enjoy any game available from any PC portal – Steam, BattleNet, HumbleBundle, Uplay, Origin, GoG and more. LiquidSky’s unmatched latency delivers streamed resolutions at up to 1080p and 100 FPS on any supported device for a top-of-the-line desktop-quality PC gaming experience at a fraction of the cost – freeing you to play your games nearly anywhere, anytime and on almost any device. For more information, please visit http://www.liquidsky.com .