At E3 2019, Bethesda has revealed their plans to dip their toes into the game streaming market, although not necessarily in the way you might think. The company has announced Orion, which they are calling game streaming technology that is supposed to improve on the overall game streaming experience.
According to Bethesda, “Orion was designed to improve the player experience by mitigating latency and reducing bandwidth requirements. Orion was also created for publishers, streaming providers, and developers to lower their streaming costs and ensure that games perform at the high quality they intended. Orion makes it possible for streamed video games to reach more players in more places without compromising quality.”
This makes it sound like Bethesda is more interested about creating the backend technology to help improve on game streaming, rather than actually creating its own service. Whether or not this will result in Bethesda creating its own service remains to be seen. In the meantime, gamers who are interested in checking it out can sign up at the Doom’s Slayer Club website, where Bethesda will demo its tech using Doom where it will be playable on iOS devices running iOS 11 and later.