There are rumours that Samsung, the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, is developing a special cloud gaming service exclusively for its Galaxy smartphones. Reports out of Seoul suggest that Samsung may reveal this platform at the upcoming Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco on October 5th, 2023.
The report comes from a Korean publication which states that Samsung Electronics plans to unveil a cloud gaming platform which would be dedicated solely towards its Galaxy smartphones. In addition, the beta version of the platform is already being tested in North America, including the United States, Canada, and Canada. The feedback received through the beta test has so far been ‘positive’, as the report says.
For those unfamiliar with the concept of cloud gaming, it is a service or a platform that allows you to stream games online by using the company’s servers instead of relying on how much power your smartphone has. With this platform, Samsung Galaxy smartphone users will be able to play popular games with more ease also those titles that aren’t playable on Android.
“Samsung Electronics is discussing ways to cooperate with global game developers to attract a variety of games”, the report read. The report further suggests that Samsung Electronics won’t require its users to subscribe to a fee to take advantage of the cloud gaming service. However, Galaxy users will have to pay companies to use cloud gaming services such as GeForce Now or some other famous games through the platform.
Further, Samsung is reportedly planning to implement a lower platform service fee than Apple and Google for publishing apps on their stores. An information technology (IT) official predicted that “it will be a win-win’ for Samsung Electronics and game companies”.
Lastly, Samsung Electronics is expected to make a profit via commissions from game companies through its cloud gaming platform. “The more Galaxy users play games through the cloud platform, the higher the commission revenue they receive from game companies”, the report added. It reduces reliance on smartphone device sales and creates a stable source of revenue.
Samsung already offers cloud gaming services on its smart TVs as part of the Gaming Hub, which launched in June 2022. The Gaming Hub includes Xbox, NVIDIA GeForce Now, Utomik, etc., as well as apps like YouTube and Spotify.