Samsung Gives up on their Game Streaming PlayGalaxy
While many new competitors are entering the game streaming service, Samsung has canceled PlayGalaxy. Samsung and Microsoft recently decided to team up on game streaming and this cancellation may be part of a rebranding or maybe the games Samsung offered on PlayGalaxy will become available on Xbox Game Pass one day. Gamers will only be able to enjoy Samsung’s cloud game streaming PC and mobile service for about a week before it goes offline. Due to the team up with Microsoft, fans of PlayGalaxy may want to check out Game Pass Ultimate for PC and Xbox, with project xCloud rolling out now in various countries.
“After many difficult discussions, PlayGalaxy Link will be ended on 27 March 2020 due to internal policy changes,” said Samsung in their recent announcement that flew under the radar. Apparently taking the resources away from the cloud game streaming service, with Samsung saying it “will allow our Development organization to more effectively focus its resources and add value to the next release of new product.” Although their service may be disappearing, we’re looking forward to seeing how Samsung adds to Microsoft’s cloud-based game streaming in the future.
PlayGalaxy released in beta about four months ago, so it’s unlikely that they have a dedicated player base on the service yet but whoever is participating in the beta will have only a few days to enjoy it before it disappears. The service only supported Galaxy-branded handsets which makes it a bit of a niche platform. Samsung didn’t specify which product they’re moving the resources from the PlayGalaxy platform to but we expect to hear an explanation in the near future.
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