In late October, Samsung announced it would be launching a cloud gaming program on its Tizen smart TV platform. This news was first revealed during the Samsung Developer Conference, which took place on October 26th, 2021.
“To diversify your game selection on Samsung Smart TVs, we are developing a new Cloud Game platform,” said Samsung’s Senior Vice President of Visual Display Software R&D, Yongjae Kim. “This means that soon, you will be able to enjoy games without purchasing high-end hardware, and developers can easily apply Samsung Smart TV’s seamless, immersive experience to new games. All of this is possible with Samsung’s Smart TVs powered by Tizen. Tizen is a Linux-based, operating system, built through our collaboration with developers and open-source communities.”
Very little information is known about the program at this time. The company did not reveal what games the platform would support, what devices it will be available on, or when it will even launch.
Samsung did say it is working with strategic partners to develop the service and build it out using web technology. The organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment when reached out to by The Verge.