Launched in August 2020, Deutsche Telekom’s Magenta Gaming hit smartphones and PCs with a monthly cost of $7.96 (euros to dollars exchange rate). Magenta Gaming had a limited reach, only being available in Europe and requiring potential customers to “book” their membership before playing. Only 120 games were available on the service.
The service will now be shutting down on February 26th, 2022. Players can continue to play games they’ve already purchased through the end of February, but there’s no plan to allow players to transfer those games or saves to other platforms.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to discontinue Magenta Gaming from February 26th, 2022,” read the statement from Deutsche Telekom. “Our thanks go to all loyal players, partners, friendly streamers, and viewers who have made our cloud gaming and its community what it is today. We are happy that you were there and always supported us. With the help of your feedback, we have been able to continuously improve and expand Magenta Gaming over the past 2.5 years. Numerous features such as online multiplayer, friends list, in-game achievements and exclusive leaderboards went live – and we were able to offer many popular games.”
With all these cloud gaming services launching over the past few years, it’s not hard to understand why Magenta Gaming had trouble maintaining its relevance. Still, it’s always sad to see when a venture of this magnitude is forced to close its doors.
(All information was provided by 9to5Google)