Playkey is a cloud gaming service that allows gamers all over the world to play the latest hottest video games on outdated PC and laptops. It is possible because of proprietary video encoding and streaming technology.
Playkey's Hystory fact-sheet:
2011 - “Igrovye reshenia” LLC is registered.
2012 - research and development works are started under the Enaza Cloud Games brand. The development are based on video streaming technology, which allows a video of game launched on remote servers to be transferred to an end user’s PC. The first official game publisher contracts are settled.
2013 - The Playkey brand is created. The team demonstrates the first working prototype of the PC (WindowsOS, MacOS) service at the 15th international forum-exhibition CSTB-2013 Telecom & Media in Moscow.
In autumn at the Games Night Perm event, Playkey launches World of Warplanes on a single-board, bank card-sized RasberryPi computer, providing incontestable evidence that PC configuration is irrelevant even for hardware-intensive video games.
Playkey won the CloudsNNStartUpAwards in the startup contest, as part of the international service-providing forum CloudsNN 2013 in Nijniy Novgorod.
2014 - Playkey presents the closed beta-version of the service at the 18th international video games exhibition «Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014»(«E3 2014») in Los-Angeles.
Playkey is presented to large-scale video games publishers at the annual international exhibition Gamescom-2014 in Cologne.
Playkey presents a prototype of the service working on an internet-operator set-top box at the 16th international forum-exhibition CSTB-2014.
In december 2014 the Playkey service is launched as a financial operation.
2015 - The previous “subscription for games catalogue” business-model is replaced by a “server capacity rent” model. Top-rated games become available in the service library. An official Playkey-Ubisoft contract makes it possible to extend the catalogue with top-rated games such as Far Cry, the Assassin’s Creed series, Watch Dogs, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow the Six: Siege. With the change in business model, Playkey experiences a breakthrough and increases sales by 2000% in 3 months.
2016 - Playkey enters the international video games market, starting with the United Kingdom service launch.