Following the announcement of the Apple Arcade, Google looks to compete in the mobile subscription arena.
Twitch is still by far the most-watched game streaming platform, but its growth noticeably leveled out in the second quarter of 2019, while YouTube Gaming hit some new milestones.
YouTube and Facebook Gaming grew in popularity as destinations for live streaming, but they don't hold a candle to Twitch's biggest personalities.
Google Stadia sees over 4,000 developers apply to partners program; company promises diverse content
The cloud platform is seeing a large number of applications. Google tells GameDaily that diversity remains a 'core tenet' and Stadia will have content to reflect that.
The United States' ongoing tariff war with China could have serious repercussions for the gaming and tech industries. If manufacturing vacates China, it's likely that this will result in higher prices for consumers.
Google's upcoming cloud gaming platform is evolving before our eyes and it looks like they are taking a page from the cable TV industry.
Google's foray into the world of cloud gaming will also offer straight purchases of games, but how revenues will be split with developers is not yet known.
Despite Google saying the platform has won publishers over, there may be a bit more push-back and resistance than originally was communicated.
Google has to contend with entrenched consumer attitudes and its own failed policies.
Jade Raymond to head up first-party and a 2019 launch is confirmed, but questions remain on pricing, latency.