Samsung recently announced that it’s joining the ever-evolving cloud game war, although its approach to the service may be too small to overtake any existing market. . During that time Key presentation of Samsung Developers Conference 2021, the company has announced that it is developing its own cloud gaming platform, although it will only be available to certain TV owners.
As with any other cloud game service, Samsung’s as-yet-unnamed platform will allow users to play games without the need for premium software, like PS5 or Xbox Series X/S. Instead, all they need is a Samsung Tizen Smart TV, various models have been available for years. That said, the TV market is huge, and the percentage of people who own that model could be a fraction of the pie.
That makes Samsung’s cloud game service stand out from the pack, and not in a great way. For example, Xbox Game Pass allows users to play games via the cloud on most of the screens they have in their home, from phones to laptops. Google Stadia can even run on any TV or computer. Limiting the cloud gaming service to just one TV model would make it an extremely exclusive service, one that Samsung will have to expand beyond its own technology at some point. to gain any meaningful foothold.
Samsung briefly mentioned its cloud gaming platform in its keynote, simply announcing that it exists and is in development. It’s unclear when users will actually be able to start streaming games directly to their Samsung TVs.