I doubt it, but there's almost no barriers to entry, which is where it could shine. Most people have some kind of controller and decent broadband. There's loads of folk who can't be arsed paying a few hundred quid for a console but would buy the odd game.Will this compete with PlayStation and Xbox? Google have the ability but cannot see it.
Agreed. Think it'll depend on the games like. I reckon it'll be huge if the freebie option is good enough to get people hookedIt's funny but this could be a massive flop (it's been tried twice before) or it could be the biggest thing in gaming ever. Very fine margins will determine this.
Exactly the right type of game. 20ms lag means nowt if each screen processes 5 seconds faster than on your existing machine!Football Manager is going to be on it. I'm defo be trialling it if it makes my game faster.
I actually have a mate who works for Google and tried it out at his place not long ago. We played Doom and Assassins Creed and it worked perfectly.Its not really about the games is it? Its about having all the processing done on the server side - so any PC will be able to play at full quality.
The downside, of course, is the 20ms lag on doing this on an internet connection, rather than on the local client.
Exactly the right type of game. 20ms lag means nowt if each screen processes 5 seconds faster than on your existing machine!
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So that's 1080p gaming for FREE on just about any computer. As long as you buy the game from their stores. Interesting.Interesting that stadia is free (upto 1080p and 10mbps), so you could use the stadia service for FM20 for nowt. Provided you buy FM20 from stadia in the first place like.
I can see them releasing the free version in January so that they can charge everyone over Xmas.
Also interesting that the UK seems to have some of (if no the) cheapest pricing.
Territory Founder's Edition Stadia Pro (monthly) Stadia Controller US $129.00 $9.99 $69.00 Canada $169.00 $11.99 $89.00 UK £119.00 £8.99 £59.00 Ireland €119.00 €9.99 €69.00 France €129.00 €9.99 €69.00 Germany €129.00 €9.99 €69.00 Italy €129.00 €9.99 €69.00 Spain €129.00 €9.99 €69.00 Netherlands €129.00 €9.99 €69.00 Belgium €129.00 €9.99 €69.00 Finland €129.00 €9.99 €69.00 Denmark DKK999 DKK69 DKK549 Sweden SEK1,399 SEK99 SEK749 Norway NOK1,299 NOK99 NOK699