Spotify is an ingenious little tool that is out to gather all the world’s music and put it in one place for users to stream without delay, for free. When Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify, talked about the rather bizarre scenario of streamed games, he said that the way developers make games today is a no-no if streamed games are to be a reality.
“It would be cool to have a Spotify for games,” Ek concluded. “Streaming games requires that the industry continuously creates content for a game and stops having development cycles that span for years. World of Warcraft is a good example of that type of game.”
You didn’t see that one coming, did you? Who knows, maybe we’ll be streaming WoW from “GameTube” in a not too distant future. Or not. Ek is right about two things — the first is the fact that it would be cool to stream games and the second is that most games today aren’t built for streaming purposes. If a game was to be designed for streaming, I’m confident that the developers would work in a way to promote that feature.
To honour the forthcoming streamed games, TVGB is handing out 10 Spotify invites. Just leave a shout in the comments section below and we’ll email one over.