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How Google Stadia and game streaming services will hurt game creators

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Emmett Noble
Apr 14, 2019 21:00
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With the reveal of Google Stadia, the upcoming Netflix for games, it’s only a matter of time before other companies reveal plans for a games streaming platform of their own.

Following in the footsteps of music, TV, and movies, it’s a future for gaming that seems like a natural evolution.

The bad way is the way that music went, with Spotify, the whole ‘you’ll make some money if enough people listen to your songs’,” Mike Rose, Founder of indie game publisher No More Robots, told me.

Moreover, this model completely excludes indie devs with more niche projects that don’t offer 60 hours plus of play-time.

This the way Microsoft and Sony are approaching the idea, and it’s healthier — but there’s still a lot of variables to consider that just aren’t good for smaller projects.

This model relies on you getting enough money to make it worth it for you,” Mike explains.

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