Are Walmart entering the game streaming space?

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Published by Danny 2 months ago , last updated 2 months ago

Hot on the heels of Google's Stadia game streaming service, it seems another big player, this time in the traditional retail space, is about to enter the arena in the form of Walmart.

Rumours from US Gamer suggest that "multiple" anonymous sources have stated that the retail conglomerate, with stores within major countries including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia, Africa and the United Kingdom under it's ASDA brand, have held meetings with a streaming service at this year's GDC with prospective partners.

There's little else to go on currently, and it'd be a pretty drastic move for the company who are very much rooted in physical retail mediums, although they have been pushing into digital technologies to compete with the likes of Amazon and Netflix, so it would be in keeping with that overall strategy.

Stay tuned to GameFront for more news on this as it happens.

Comments on this Article
2 months ago by Erick

Considering Walmart sold some cheap electronics and tried to market them as "gaming devices" like not too long ago, I doubt they will have anything good to offer with their own streaming service. That and I don't think they'll add anything to this market like Google and Microsoft will.