With various tech giants- from Google to Nvidia to Microsoft–trying to corner the rising game streaming market, it isn’t surprising that some players are already pulling out of the race. Samsung has declared that its PlayGalaxy Link PC-to-mobile streaming service will perish as of March 27.
The declaration was so quiet that, regardless of being made on February 26, it is only being picked up by gaming and tech outlets in the last 24 hours.
The declaration doesn’t present much detail on why PlayGalaxy Link is being shut down. “After many difficult talks, PlayGalaxy Link shall be ended on March 217 due to internal policy modifications,” it reads.
The service introduced in beta merely four months ago, going mainly under the radar in comparison with its rivals. Unlike its immediate competitor SteamLink or Google’s Stadia venture, Samsung PlayGalaxy Link only supported Galaxy-branded handsets.
Nevertheless, Samsung has recently introduced a new partnership with Microsoft aimed to deliver a “premium cloud-based sports streaming experience.” The collaboration will have Samsung contributing to Microsoft’s xCloud gaming platform, though it isn’t yet clear what Samsung is working on in this arrangement.