Just been reading about the new Google Stadia service which allows subscribers to play games in the cloud over the internet. The big bonus of this is not having to purchase any specialised hardware such as an x-box, rather you can access the service on your tv, Mac or windows machine. It's not yet available to play through IOS or android but it is on the way.
Interestingly there is this page
regarding accessability which is really quite appealing. True it doesn't say that any of the games are accessible but at least the interface is and there is a suggestion that games may be in the future. Also, in the list of features that games may offer there are things like co-playing where you have two controllers to control one playable character, for example. This means we could play with a sighted friend and be part of the gaming experience to some extent.
Check out the page.
After reading it it just made me feel that apple should be doing something similar with apple arcade. I know that, in fact, the games for google stadia are still not accessible, but there seems to be an indication that they'd like them to be in the future whereas apple is tight lipped over the whole thing.
What are people's thoughts on this? Do you think google are just appeasing people with illusions of accessibility? Do you think apple have no intention to make their gaming service accessible?