Nvidia Corp. has announced that its Grid technology is powering the Playcast cloud gaming service being offered to customers of French fixed and mobile operator Bouygues Telecom. The service is available on TVs for users of Bouygues Telecom's Bbox Sensation set-top box for instant gaming on more than 50 titles.
"Nvidia and Playcast have delivered a scalable, high-performance cloud-gaming system for our broadband customers. Bouygues Telecom is offering innovative gaming services that enable a great experience available to our 1.5 million subscribers," said Franck Abihssira, head of fixed services and content division at Bouygues Telecom.
High-performance servers based on Nvidia Grid cloud gaming technology handle all of the processing of the cloud-gaming service. Playcast software is used to stream content from Bouygues Telecom's data centers.
"The Bbox cloud gaming service puts Bouygues Telecom on the cutting-edge of gaming technology. Game streaming is the easiest way to enjoy video games on any device and the future of how video games will be played," said Phil Eisler, general manager of cloud gaming at Nvidia.
Bbox games has been serving hundreds of thousands of streaming hours since launch last year, The system expansion with Nvidia Grid hardware will allow the telecom company to be ready for the peak usage during the holidays season and continued growth next year.