Streaming a game from a distant data center could cause unavoidable lag. Microsoft’s xCloud demo at E3 has eased some fears, but Google has yet to prove itself in early demos.
Stadia probably won’t set the gaming world on fire when it launches in late 2019, but it might still be the gaming platform of the future. Google’s going to have to stick with it, though.
Google’s Stadia service comes with bandwidth consumption requirements that could put a serious strain on 1TB data caps across the country. 4K isn’t going to be accessible to a lot of folks — not without overage fees.
In a new live-streamed announcement, Google has revealed pricing, games, and the launch date for Stadia. The service won’t be cheap, especially if you want to use it when it launches later this year.
A new report claims 20M PC gamers could move away from the platform within the next three years.
Google’s Stadia will be powered by Intel CPUs, not AMD, when it comes to market.