The Competition Might Feel A Bit Twitchy
The idea of market saturation does not seem to exist in the minds of technology leaders at this point, or at least not until things go horribly wrong shortly after launch and cloud gaming service providers are no exception. We have just witnessed the incredibly lacklustre release of Google Stadia, as we discussed at length on the podcast last night, and today comes news of Amazon’s plans to jump on the bandwagon.
Amazon does make an interesting choice of provider, as it can make us of the existing AWS infrastructure to push the game data to end users and the experience they’ve gained from Twitch may serve them well. On the other hand we already have numerous game streaming services and while they have proved somewhat popular with some, for many the opportunity to pay again for games they already own lacks appeal.
According to what The Inquirer has found, we won’t know much more until next year at which point we will probably have yet another long discussion about the launch and quality of the service.
If Amazon throws its hat in the ring, it would mean yet another player in the game streaming game, which isn't ideal for Microsoft, Google, and other game streaming firms.