More on Amazon's Game Streaming Plans

On the heels of the launch of Google Stadia comes a renewal of long standing rumors that Amazon is planning its own cloud gaming service. This is something they are well-positioned for, being a leader in cloud computing and the owner of Twitch. A post on Wccftech rounds up indications that this is coming together, drawing on job listings and Linkedin profiles to make their case. This ties in with a story on CNET which says they've learned more on Amazon's plans after talking with a couple of anonymous sources:
Amazon is planning to announce its service next year, according to two people familiar with the company's plans. It's begun recruiting people from large game companies like Microsoft to help with the launch, as well as hiring for jobs in a "new initiative" within its Amazon Web Services team, which sources said is involved in Amazon's future gaming service.

"We believe the evolution that began with arcade communities a quarter at a time, growing to the live streams and e-sports of today, will continue to a future where everyone is a gamer and every gamer can create, compete, collaborate and connect with others at massive scales," one job posting this month showed. And in at least one other job posting, the company said it wants to "drive innovative new use cases like machine vision and game streaming."

Amazon said in yet another job posting that it plans to integrate its new initiative with Twitch and the company's other services.