They say necessity is the mother of invention, and these days there are so many games coming out you would need some kind of subscription service to keep track of them all. It shouldn’t surprise you that one already exists, and is growing.
It’s called Utomik, and it’s basically the Sega Channel reborn for the PC — Sega happens to be one of the participants allowing their games there, along with WB Interactive, Ubisoft, Take-Two, Telltale, Deep Silver, Epic Games and more. Since you don’t truly own the games you’re playing on Utomik, just a small part of the game is downloaded to your hard drive and the rest is piped in via your internet connection.
Currently Utomik’s library boasts 700-plus games, and they’re adding new ones every week. In the coming months the service will be adding The Flame In The Flood, Stealth Inc 2: A Game Of Clones, and other successful indie titles to their library. They’ve just landed a deal with indie publisher Curve Digital, which means games like Hue, Human: Fall Flat and Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure are playable as of today.
So how much does Utomik cost, and would it really be better than just buying the games? That’s for you to decide. A monthly subscription costs $5.99 per month for a single player, or $9.99 per month for a family plan of up to four players. The value depends on how much you spend on PC games per month. Anyone who joins gets 14 days to try the service free.
Utomik would be awesome on Switch, but we highly doubt Nintendo would ever allow it….nor would Sony or Microsoft. It’s strictly a PC service, and will likely remain so. Lotta games in there though. Check out Utomik’s website here.