The game streaming era is here and it is confusing. Google Play and Uplay+ demonstrate why.
100% It's called the streaming service fallacy! NONE of these subscription services are competing with eachother! They're ALL gonna be necessary to own for us gamers to experience it all.. it's stupid
agreed. and i will NOT pay for a service to play one game. hell, i won't pay to stream games, period.
*insert "digital is the future. bend over and accept it!" comment from idiot gamer that can't think 2 seconds in the future and realise what an all digital monopoly means.
We are seeing this problem now in TV streaming. Netflix was successful because you could get nearly everything you wanted in one place. now some of the content producers are getting greedy and want their own streaming service. Soon you'll need half a dozen subscriptions just to watch what you want, that's not going to fly with most people. We will see the proliferation of streaming services followed by the inevitable failure of some of them and then consolidation. Game services will follow a similar path.
Or we can download them illegally like before.
That's exactly what will happen. but in an all streaming gaming world that wouldn't be so easy since there won't be a game to download. We are still a long way off from that though, going exclusively with game streaming would cut off too many potential customers.
God help you when your favorite game leaves a subscription service
I am not sold on streaming. Local hardware experience for me is superior.
It won’t happen the technology isn’t there and greedy publishers will make it a nightmare to use with its subscription services.
Well let's see we have; game pass, stadia, PsNow, Uplay+, Square enix streaming service and probably 3-4 more to come.
You forgot Origin Access Premium
Correct thank you
What a dumb article, one isn’t even a streaming service. I wonder if google is trying to get journalists to purposely confuse people about subscriptions vs streaming.
Step one when writing an article make sure you get your facts in order. UPLAY + is not a streaming service.
I think its on purpose, google seems to want people to think they are the same thing.
Google stadia is going to be a tough sell. Who are these people expected to pay a premium to become founders for promises that havent even been proven. 4k hdr 60fps is the promise but where is the proof of concept? Where were the 4k demos at e3, the biggest event happening befoe their launch window? And they expect these people to pay for this upfront with no option of a free test? On your bike Google.
google fanboys, and hey they managed to make android the most used mobile system even though it was unarguably terrible for at least its first few years. How do they do it? Well easy, they have a huge information monopoly with their ad system, search engine, and youtube.
It's confusing if your 10 years old.
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