The LiquidSky cloud service designed to turn Chromebooks into Windows gaming PCs is slated to be released next month following a closed beta period. Apart from Chrome OS, the service also supports Android, macOS, and Windows and basically works like the NVIDIA GeForce Now streaming service. All you have to do to start playing games with LiquidSky is download the company's dedicated app and choose a Windows game you want to experience in FullHD resolution. All of the games are downloaded on your SkyStorage relatively quickly and you'll be able to play them in a matter of minutes, the company says.
Once it hits the market, LiquidSky will be available as a credit-based service. Free users will get 100GB of SkyStorage, but they'll have to watch ads to earn SkyCredits which can be used to play games through LiquidSky. The current version of the service allows you to earn up to three hours worth of credits. On the bright side, all unused credits roll over to the next month. If you prefer an ad-free experience, you'll be able to get one for as little as $4.99, and this fee will also guarantee you receive priority customer support from the company. Finally, $9.99 per month will grant you 1TB of SkyStorage in addition to all of the benefits mentioned above. Note that neither plan grants you unlimited hours of service but instead only provides you with SkyCredits which you use to play games using LiquidSky. One SkyCredit equals one hour of gaming time and each is priced at $0.50. It's a somewhat unique model, but one that might be appealing to people who only game occasionally and aren't interested in paying a premium price for a gaming PC. Apart from Android smartphones and tablets, LiquidSky will also support Android TVs.
The video below shows how LiquidSky works in practice as it depicts gamers using the service to play Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Resident Evil: Biohazard on the ASUS Chromebook Flip. Naturally, the user experience of a cloud-based service like this one will heavily depend on one's Internet speeds. If this type of service sounds appealing to you, there's a chance you'll be able to try it before it hits the market in March as LiquidSky is still accepting beta registrations.