Playkey DevLog. Issue 43

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since the last issue of the DevLog and we have a plenty of good things to announce!

Back in August 2019 we started close beta testing of our decentralized platform. However, the recent events in the world and a spike of interest for cloud gaming that followed it made us speed things up. Long story short, we launched an open beta testing on a commercial basis, which means that we have started paying members of our network who rent out their hardware via our decentralized network. You can learn more here — https://playkey.io/en/miners/.

Now miners are paid $50 a month per virtual machine. So far we have 150 virtual machines connected to the network. The biggest issue so far is the amount of space, as miners’ hardware offers much less storage space (2TB vs about 20TB of server data space). So, there are some choices to be made in regards to the games we install on miners’ hardware. As of now for such machines we preinstall only the most popular titles. These games are: CS:GO, Dota 2, GTA V, PUBG, Overwatch, RDR 2, The Witcher 3, World Of Tanks, Escape From Tarkov.

As we started mass connecting miners to the network we encountered and successfully resolved certain issues.

1. Ryzen CPU support implemented.

2. Prepared an UEFI image of our setup system.

3. Changed the way of interfacing with the drives connected to the VM, sessions on miners hardware start much faster now.

4. Optimized interfacing with UPNP, with less requests being sent the overall system stability has increased.

We also implemented collecting GEOIP data. We will be able to see the approximate location of users connecting to miners hardware. This will help us plan future server location. And to make the communication with miners easier we also added a chat widget to their account pages.

In the near future we plan to implement metrics for miners’ servers. This will enable us to choose optimal games for each individual VM. We are also working on the automation of the process of adding and updating new games.

Stay tuned and join the network on https://playkey.io/en/miners/!

Playkey is a working cloud gaming platform, invented to make all hardcore games available on any device without requirements to high productivity CPU and GPU.