The gaming industry has formed its own crucial space in the Internet world. The Internet has added a new dimension to the gaming world, expanding from basic video games and arcade games to social gaming and advanced gaming consoles.

An open source gaming platform is a type of gaming platform that enables independent developers to develop web- and mobile-based games through an affordable and simple process. Gaming systems are rapidly developing beyond proprietary operating systems to a range of platforms such as Linux, and open source games are frequently being released. Open source platform provide high quality, superior security, and interoperability in the development of gaming applications. Open source tools and platforms are increasingly gaining popularity in the technological environment. Moreover, from flexibility to portability, open-source technology offers a wide range of benefits to web and application developers. Some of these major benefits include zero vendor lock-ins, high-quality gaming software, and reduced hardware costs.

The global open source gaming platform market is expanding at a rapid pace, mainly due to rise in demand for open source platforms and tools among gaming application developers around the globe. This is primarily because open source platforms aid developers in developing gaming applications at a very lower cost. Open source gaming platforms in Linux involve lower cost of hardware components as compared to Windows operating system. In addition, a rise in the requirement for enhanced quality and more customized gaming software among game development companies is anticipated to boost market in the near future. Moreover, increase in adoption of gaming consoles and gaming application among consumers, specifically among millennials, is anticipated to drive the growth of the market. However, major architectural and operational complexities faced by developers while using opens source platforms for developing gaming applications are likely to hamper the growth of the open source gaming platform market.

Rapid technological developments in the field of online gaming with an aim to maximize the endemic entertainment value held in games is anticipated to create new market opportunities. Moreover, providing immersive gaming experiences for consumers is also likely to offer attractive opportunities to the global open source gaming platform market in the coming years. Further, rapid advancement in the media and entertainment industry has prompted vendors to develop smart gaming applications in order to attract a large customer base. This is likely to propel the growth of the open source gaming platform market across the world.

The global open source gaming platform market can be segmented based on component, platform, operating system, and geography. In terms of component, the market can be classified into hardware, software, and services. Based on platform, the market can be segmented into open source cloud gaming platform and open source on-premise gaming platform. In terms of operating system, the open source gaming platform market can be categorized into Linux, Windows, Android, iOS, and others.

In terms of geography, the open source gaming platform market can be segmented into South America, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. North America is expected to dominate the open source gaming platform market over the forecast period. This is primarily due to a continuous rise in the gaming industry across the region. The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a significant growth rate during the forecast period. This is largely due to the large customer base and rising demand for gaming consoles and gaming applications among consumers.

Major players operating in the global open source gaming platform market include Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Oculus VR, LLC, International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, Intel Corporation, GitHub, Inc. and Red Hat, Inc.

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