Samsung may launch its PlayGalaxy Link mobile gaming service together with a gaming smartphone
The ever-improving mobile SoCs threaten to soon rival the performance of mid-range PCs for a fraction of the price, and the emerging mobile game industry speaks for itself when it comes to potential profits. Even Blizzard acknowledged the colossal potential of mobile gaming when it announced Diablo Immortal last year. With Google already set to bring PC-grade games to mobile devices via its Stadia streaming platform, and Apple announcing that its own Apple Arcade online gaming service is scheduled to launch later this year, it comes as no surprise to see Samsung preparing to launch a similar gaming service, which could also bring a specialized gaming smartphone.
According to LetsGoDigital, Samsung’s trademark for a GalaxyPlay Link service was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office on April 23. The service description includes terms such as “downloadable game application software, providing online augmented reality games, gaming services, online computer game tournaments etc.”
Samsung already has a cloud-gaming service developed in collaboration with Finnish company Hatch, but this is specifically designed to work on the South Korean 5G networks. The PlayGalaxy Link service could very well be an extension of this service for the US and EU regions.
Together with the new service, Samsung is rumored to launch a gaming smartphone, and LetsGoDigital believes this could be the upcoming Galaxy A90 model, as it is already mentioned in the list of compatible devices for the Asphalt 9: Legends game.