We’re not sure what the future holds for both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. We could see a bigger play at bringing out streaming services for players to enjoy games through a subscription. Microsoft has Xcloud along with Sony having PlayStation Now. As a result, there could be some competition in the future in which games are available on any particular streaming service. Nvidia has had quite the success with GeForce Now when it was in beta.
That can’t be said today as the service is continuing to lose publisher support. It’s a difficult battle as on one hand, this streaming service looked to be quite enticing for players. Instead of having to own certain games on any particular platform, GeForce Now acts as a hub that several services could connect to. When you purchase the game, the service could connect to your account and offer a means to stream it. The problem came after GeForce Now left beta and with it, publishers started to dip out.
More publishers are being listed as leaving GeForce Now in the latest blog post from Nvidia. What’s currently taking their leave from GeForce Now includes Xbox Game Studios, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Codemasters, and Klei Entertainment. As always, Nvidia is hopeful that in the future, there would be a change of heart and these publishers will once again offer their video game titles to be supported with the service.
Unfortunately, we’re not sure if that will ever be the case, but perhaps we’ll get a better understanding where some streaming services will land once the next-generation console platforms really get revealed. Both have yet to answer some of the questions fans have and while we’re slated to receive both by this holiday season, neither has an official release date set quite yet.