Skolkovo resident PlayKey, whose technology allows gamers to play the most up-to-date games on outdated computers, was featured in TechCrunch this week after exhibiting at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York, together with nine other Skolkovo startups

What if you’ve wanted to join the PC gaming community, but don’t have the means to purchase a PC that costs thousands of dollars? PlayKey has a unique approach to virtualization/cloud gaming with payment tiers that determine stream quality, the ability to play games by either purchasing them from PlayKey, or making use of your own Steam game library, wrote Stefan Etienne in TechCrunch. 

PlayKey enables gamers to play their favourite games without having to splash out on a new, expensive PC.

PlayKey’s business is based around its servers located in Amsterdam, London and Frankfurt, while being headquartered in Russia. During Tuesday’s Startup Alley, I spoke with Vadim Andreev, PlayKey’s VP of gaming strategy, about the specs and the requirements of using the service at its best settings: “Users can use their own Steam library with our service, buy the game from Steam directly, or purchase the key and subscription from us.”

Additionally, Playkey isn’t stepping on the toes of publishers or Valve, as they’re technically working as a collaborating partner for purchasing game keys, while also running a virtualization service to help those games.

Read the full article in TechCrunch here.