Amazon Eyes Video Game Market
First reported by Sea.ign.com
- Perhaps the only market left that’s not completely dominated by Amazon is the world of video games. But not for long.
- Amazon is reportedly working on a video game streaming service that would allow subscribers to play games on your TV or phone without the need for powerful console hardware. Kind of like a ‘Netflix for video games’. Microsoft and Google are already working on a similar service.
- Not many details are known, but the service isn’t likely to launch until 2020 at the earliest.
- Would you be interested in a video game streaming service?
- Could ‘owning’ a video game become a thing of the past like movies or albums?
Verizon is in the process of alpha testing its Verizon Gaming streaming service that is already running on the Nvidia Shield set-top box and could eventually make its way to Android smartphones.
As reported by The Verge, this new initiative will potentially allow players to play such games as Fortnite, Battlefield V, and Destiny 2 on their mobile devices.
The screenshots that showed the previously mentioned titles also showed PS4 exclusive God of War and PC port-less Red Dead Redemption 2, so these games may just be placeholders.
Verizon Is Also Experimenting with a Game Streaming Service – IGN News
— IGN (@IGN) January 11, 2019
Amazon is reportedly working on a video game streaming service, but it isn’t likely to be launched until 2020 at the earliest. pic.twitter.com/KRybhwThEX
— IGN (@IGN) January 12, 2019
— The Otaku Tribune (@OtakuTribune) January 12, 2019
These streaming services will no doubt strip away another layer of control that consumers have over their own technology. First they got rid of physical games, now they are working to make sure we have zero access to data at all.https://t.co/2jltwjVb91
— VθLKSVΞIN (@volksvein) January 11, 2019