Samsung’s answer to Apple Arcade leaked
The video game market continues to see a rise in competition
Google and Walmart are two of the major industry leaders that have decided they needed to capitalize on the popularity of video games. They are getting into the streaming video game market and, in an effort to not be left behind, Apple stepped in, as well, hoping for a piece of the action with Apple Arcade. Joining them now is Samsung, who is apparently eager to jump on board, as well.
The tech giant has filed for a trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for what is dubbed the “PlayGalaxy Link.” The filing was made just a few days ago and apparently covers a system that includes “downloadable mobile game application software; providing online augmented reality games; gaming services, namely conducting online computer game tournaments; electronic games accessible through mobile devices.” The same trademark was filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
It would make sense for Samsung to get involved. It already has its hands in many tech areas and, a few weeks ago, partnered with Rovio Entertainment (the company behind Angry Birds) subsidiary Hatch to introduce a new cloud-based gaming service in South Korea. New Galaxy S10 5G owners automatically receive three months of the service for free.
The competition in the streaming video game industry is heating up and growing exponentially every day. Any company that steps in better be prepared to offer the very best service possible with as many bells and whistles as they can, or they will get left in the dust like Bowser in Mario Kart.