Research from Ipsos MORI’s GameTrack suggests that gamers in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain are not qute keen on game streaming yet.
According to an internal email from Executive Vice President Gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, Xbox is planning to go big on streaming at E3 in 2019.
Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, doesn’t think that game streaming is going to replace traditional game downloads or loading them from a disc in the near future.
Activision Blizzard COO told investors that for the near term the mobile market presents greater potential for growth over streaming.
Since the advent of streaming, the ways in which games are played has shifted. There is a clear trend that gaming is steering away from consoles which currently dominate the landscape.
Andrew House, former boss at PlayStation, has said that gaming’s next inflection point is likely to be streaming, at the same time keeping physical media alive and console life-cycles long.
Sony announced this week that Playstation 4 games will be coming to their online game streaming service PS Now in 2017.