Games Services

With Google’s announcement of the Stadia coming later this year and how it could (potentially) revolutionise the way we consume games, the Codec Moments team got together to talk about the various services that are already on offer, and what the benefits and drawbacks are of each of the games services.  Is there one that comes out on top?  Are they all just part of a gamers repertoire?  How much does it cost each month to subscribe to all of them.  Matt, Ali and Andy discuss and debate what there is out there.


In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How many titles there are on each of the games services
  • Whether there’s one that’s surprised us the most
  • Ali getting ultimately emphasised
  • A subtle Metal Gear Solid reference because we simply don’t put enough of those out there
  • If any of the team have pre-ordered a Stadia
  • Why we need to revisit PS Now
  • Andy confuse Tuesday’s and Thursday’s
  • and more!

Here’s the summary of the games services as they stand at the point of recording:

ServicePlatformNumber of TitlesMonthly CostStart DateInfo
UPlay+PC/Stadia100+£14.993rd Sept 2019Includes Gold editions of games
EA/Origin AccessPC/Xbox50+£3.99Now10% off purchases, 10 hours early access for new games
Xbox Game PassPC/Xbox200+£7.99NowCan now bundle in Xbox Live Gold with Gamepass Ultimate for £11.99
PS NowPC/PS4750+£12.99NowMainly streaming service, but can download PS4 and PS2 games, limited country availability
StadiaPC/Stadia1£8.99Nov 2019Limited to 14 territories, 31 games announced, not clear if these will be part of the subscription

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Gamer, F1 fanatic, one half of the Muddyfunkrs DJ duo (find us over on Hive Radio UK), MGS obsessed, tech geek.

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