Over the years, the gaming industry has made substantial progress. What started as simple simulations evolved into arcade games and video consoles featuring sophisticated and life-like graphics.
Today, another promising innovation has been achieved with the successful cloud gaming tests conducted by Globe on its highly anticipated 5G mobile network and in partnership with Apper.ph. Globe tested the possibility of enabling gamers to play graphics-heavy games without needing a console or a high powered computing gadget by marrying cloud technology and 5G low latency and ultra fast speed. One of the successfully tested games is BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc’s TEKKEN7 tournament.
Globe’s ultra fast 5G network played-out TEKKEN7 with a jaw-dropping ultra-low latency. This allowed the gamers who tested the 5G tech to play the game seamlessly with close to zero lags, a capability most prized by the eSports community and those who are avid fans of the popular multiplayer online battle games on their mobile.
When Globe became the first mobile operator in Southeast Asia to introduce a commercial 5G network with AirFiber in 2019, it embarked on a journey to bring new and exciting innovations to its customers starting off with Globe At Home subscribers.
And, shortly after, it introduced Globe 5G to its mobile customers in February of this year with Globe Platinum’s launch of the very first 5G mobile device in the country, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G. And, as Globe 5G rolls out to more areas and to more users, a lot more interesting applications are to be expected. Specific to the gaming industry, games based on augmented and virtual reality are closer than ever.
“The continuous roll out of Globe 5G will not only change the way we play our favorite online or console-based games, but this is also a leap to a lot of other possibilities that this technology can bring. With Globe 5G, the future is closer than ever.”, said Coco Domingo, Globe’s Vice President for Strategic Platforms and Partnerships.
Globe Postpaid and Platinum customers only need a 5G-capable mobile phone to enjoy this cutting edge technology. Current Globe LTE SIM cards can also automatically work with 5G and receive 5G signal.
Globe 5G is currently available in major commercial business districts in the Metro. Likewise, 5G enabled devices are offered on Globe Postpaid and Platinum plans for as low as Plan1499.