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Darwinianevolution said:

I love how the industry is killing streaming faster than the market itself. This is just like tv streaming, only when the chips go down, there will be only a couple of big streaming services left alive. Gaming is not allowing a single streaming service to prosper to that point, so the entire concept will die before it even takes root.

Seems this industry doesn't want middle-men anymore. Always now and forever got to be about getting a far better deal than the middle-man, or 100% of it all by themselves. Thank god they are all shooting themselves in the foot with this bs, and because the media Streaming service is suffering a piracy increase (fragmentation isn't always a great thing for everyone), I expect the fragmentation of the games streaming side is going to suffer just as bad. 

Greed sure is a fast killer to all roots. 



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twintail said:
After Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, EA, Konami, Remedy, Rockstar and Square Enix, what's the point of this anymore?

Really unfortunate developments.

making a service based on games Nvidia have no license to use was always going to backfire.



Chazore said:

Seems this industry doesn't want middle-men anymore. Always now and forever got to be about getting a far better deal than the middle-man, or 100% of it all by themselves. Thank god they are all shooting themselves in the foot with this bs, and because the media Streaming service is suffering a piracy increase (fragmentation isn't always a great thing for everyone), I expect the fragmentation of the games streaming side is going to suffer just as bad. 

Greed sure is a fast killer to all roots. 

This reminds me of the whole PC market debacle in the early 00s which lead to the EA/Valve rivalry where EA wrote off the PC market only for Valve to take their gamble with HL2 to push Steam and become the de facto platform for all PC games to be sold on a position that had EA envious to the point they pulled their games from Steam to create and push Origins in an attempt to cut out the middle man only for a double humiliation where courts ruled that Steam users who had already purchased their games should retain access to them and EA to eventually come back to Steam with their tail between their legs.



Wyrdness said:

This reminds me of the whole PC market debacle in the early 00s which lead to the EA/Valve rivalry where EA wrote off the PC market only for Valve to take their gamble with HL2 to push Steam and become the de facto platform for all PC games to be sold on a position that had EA envious to the point they pulled their games from Steam to create and push Origins in an attempt to cut out the middle man only for a double humiliation where courts ruled that Steam users who had already purchased their games should retain access to them and EA to eventually come back to Steam with their tail between their legs.

Exactly. EA didn't want to have to also sell, they wanted to become the de facto market leader, and we still see this from others to this day. Look at EG for example. They don't want to compete, so they sign exclusivity deals, so rather than seeing if their store pans out on it's own, they'd rather take a stranglehold via deals. Imagine once everyone lowers their cut, after EG has had it for a few, only for them to raise their own and watch everyone suffer. it'd be one killer of a strategy, but an underhanded one (even they know it's not something they can do indefinitely). 

I imagine Ubisoft will come back in time. Look at CDP reaching Ubi's level, and they pump out less titles, have far less staff and they run a much smaller storefront (smaller as in traction and earnings), yet GoG is gaining something that Uplay isn't, and CDP is also offering a new alternative via their all in one Galaxy 2.0, allowing us to play all clients by using their optional one.

The idea that the middle-man shouldn't exist is definitely going to be a far harsher lesson for the big fish to learn, once the waters clear and everyone has chosen a side. There should always be a middle-man for something, as we cannot entirely just cut them all out and keep them barred forever. 



"Six days have passed, on the seventh, I will render myself to a day of rest and to contemplate...what is to be"

Bumping since its relevant again.

https://www.techpowerup.com/266063/nvidia-geforce-now-loses-more-publishers-xbox-game-studios-and-wb-games-wave-goodbye

"NVIDIA's GeForce Now game streaming service has been a bit of a hit and miss lately, with some of the bigger publishers like Activision-Blizzard, Bethesda, and 2K games revoking availability of their digital game libraries on NVIDIA's service. Possible reasons for those events were unknown and the platform did suffer from it. "

"However, it seems like there is no end to the pain, as some other very big publishers decided to revoke their digital libraries as well."

"Big names like Microsoft Xbox Game Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Codemasters, and Klei Entertainment have all decided to stop offering their games on the GeForce Now game streaming platform."