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Intrinsic said:

Firstly its not only available in EU.

Secondly, netflix didnt start off being available everywhere on day one either. It also took years to get to some places.

Then there is the fact that at least (and if we are being honest here) Playstation has one of the most (probably top 2 or number one) extensive and/or active ame streaming services in the industry with playstation now while others are really only just building theirs out. Take this fr instance, MS is making a big push for game streaming services now and building it into to core of their next Xbox....... thats something sony showed off right alongside the share button at the PS4 reveal in 2013.

We have not only gotten game PS Share but have also got PSnow from that initiative and the latter is growing. 

I never said it wont be the Netflix of gaming but I think its rather funny that this thread is calling it that now, when majority of the world don't even have access to it or know of PSNow. I am guessing because MS came out and said that xCloud is aiming to be the Netflix of gaming, all of a sudden PSNow is considered a bigger streaming service so its the real Netflix of gaming because its one of the first even when Sony is actually using a much smaller infrastructure to the MS, Amazon and Apple. That's why the title is a little misleading to me.

Many sites have described PS Now as the Netflix of gaming e.g. Trusted Reviews back in June 2018 (link). It's a practical term in order to explain the concept of the service (you stream your games, just like you stream your movies). That's why Microsoft uses the same term which you don't seem to have a problem with.

I agree that it's too early to say what service will become the Netflix of gaming regarding to market share and popularity. That's why I struggle to understand why you're ready to give xCloud a bigger chance of becoming that.



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Intrinsic said:
And people talk about MS like they are inventing sony has been doing for the past 4 years or so.

That's because MS was talking about during it the early E3 years of the original xbox. A service where first you can play together, buy digital games, stream together etc.

Remember the party mode where you can sit with your avatars and stream a movie/game together:



You probably can find old threads on vgchartz with similar kind of titles  'I would never pay to play for an online service'  'Buying digital games is stupid' 'Stream movies/games..What's microsoft thinking?' You can probably even find news sources how microsoft wanted to stream PC games on Xbox 360. So it should not be surprised game sites will relate this kind of services to MS. Honestly I don't care and in fact all three are doing something but the world isn't ready for streaming yet that's why we still get download games services but it looks like next gen we will see a big push to streaming of games. We clearly are still in the early testing phase.






Personally I dont think game streaming will ever be as important as some even think it will.

Besides the obvious fact that increased latency will ALWAYS be an issue (and this has nothing to do with internet speeds) there is the much bier (and often ignored) issue f the fact that the game industry just doesn't lend itself t that kinda business model.

Its easy t look at movies or netflix and have wet dreams f a gamin service like that but it just makes very little sense and shows a gross lack of understanding f hw the ame market actually thrives.

Movies have multiple revenue streams. First the cinema, where money directly exchanges hands for the content and where the movie actually makes the bulk of all its revenue. This is the ONLY area where direct comparisons can be made between movies and games. Now movies also have their TV rotation phase and then their availability on services like Netflix or Amazon.

Games have just the revenue stream that is mostly focused on a direct exchange of money for content. This means that it will have an even longer cycle time than what we see of movies (it take around 2 years for a movie to go from first cinema showing to being available on Netflix). And that two years wait time is so movies can maximize its revenue before it ends up on a service. Games will take even longer than that.



It's fascination. MS just talk about wanting to build a Netflix for gaming and that's 'GREAT', meanwhile Sony have been actually building a Netfflix for gaming but that's not 'GREAT' because it's not in as many countries a Netflix. So, I guess it's better to talk the talk rather than walk the walk.



 

The PS5 Exists. 


"The Netflix of Gaming"

Is this suppose to be associated positively?



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GribbleGrunger said:
It's fascination. MS just talk about wanting to build a Netflix for gaming and that's 'GREAT', meanwhile Sony have been actually building a Netfflix for gaming but that's not 'GREAT' because it's not in as many countries a Netflix. So, I guess it's better to talk the talk rather than walk the walk.

Well, Phil Spencer isn't popular for nothing... All PR, no results, but people love him because he looks nice and talks big. You want to be "great" on the internet? Just say that you're great on the news, people will believe it. 



Whoa...... I though Microsoft's Game Pass was the Netflix of gaming.



Is the service better now? Last time I read about it you needed a really fast internet connection (30Mbit+ for anything else than indies) to avoid a very strong visual drop and still had a pretty noticeable lag, and if the connection gets a hiccup then everything since your last save was lost. Is that still true or did the service improved a lot in those regards?



LivingMetal said:
Whoa...... I though Microsoft's Game Pass was the Netflix of gaming.

Yh i Know its really confusing.

  • PSnow started in 2014 GamePass started in 2017
  • PSNow can be used on PCs, Playstations and Tvs. Game pass can be used on PCs and Xboxes
  • They both have a library of ever rowing titles.
  • They both require a subscription.
But somehow..... gamepass is the netflix of gaming (while currently in fewer regions than PSnow, fewer device support) all because Phil says so. And the media at large just somehow forgot to notice they are 3 years late to the party.


Eh, Netflix is awesome. When I tried PSNow it was terrible.

The good thing is Sony has their “Netflix of gaming” and MS has their “Netflix of gaming” and that just means we as consumers will get better services as they compete. Sony already finally added the ability to download some PSNow games after GamePass launched.