Stadia, Google Game Streaming platform [2019]

Discussion in 'Console Industry' started by ultragpu, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. eastmen

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    you can get a ps4 or xbox one on sale for $200. So its a $70 difference on the hardware. Stadia will stream at 4k but your paying monthly just for that option aside from the cost of the game. it will end up costing you more.
     
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    And I wonder if playing a game on a 10 TFLOPs Vega 56 that then needs to go through a lossy 0.28Gbps video codec will really look better than a mid-gen 4.3-6 TFLOPs console through a 14.4Gbps lossless video link.
     
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    Its funny you should ask because I have a vega 56. I can play the majority of multiplatform games at 1440p 60 or 4k 60. Its a 4 year old card I believe that I spent $380 on at launch. A 5700xt would be better or a 1080 or 20x0 series card. Heck in a few months we will see RDNA 2 and new Gerforce cards. So the stadia deal is really odd.

    I think Google really didn't think it through. I also think the mid gen consoles and the new consoles kinda squeezed it in a tough spot. Later this year you can most likely get a used ps4 pro and xbox one x for under $200 used. That would surely be worth the $70 over stadia I think
     
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    I'm sure they got Vega really cheap, and I don't believe RDNA GPUs have the virtual GPU tech of Vega that Google needed.
     
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    Might be able to look at multiplayer lobbies to get an idea, but the free tier doesn't include any games. I dont think anyone, even Google has announced number of games sold.
     
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    Series X might have something along the lines of that. Scarlett SOC is designed to run 4 instances of XBO titles on a single chip to serve on cloud. Not sure if it is being outfitted to do non-gaming workloads as well
     
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    ms added some really cool stuff for series x in terms of streaming compression. I don't know how much they will announce publicly but there is a lot of good stuff and the results for xcloud will be really great. Also depending on what they expose for twitch/YouTube/ mixer the xbox series x could easily be the default streamer console until 3rd party hardware boxes catch up
     
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    No free games?! So while Epic is handing them out hand-over-fist, Googles doing nothing and hoping people pay to try their streaming system out and if they don't like it, Google pockets the game sale anyway?

    That's a dumb way to try and push a new service. We're unconvinced. Convince us with a free sample.
     
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    Maybe they're hoping a Google service remaining operational for more than 6 months will convince people through word of mouth hype?
     
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    From what I can tell, the collection of games is part of Stadia Pro which is $10 a month. But they are offering 1 months free for first time users. They had 2 months free but changed it on June 3rd. The biggest games of that freebie packmis Destiny 2 and PUBG. There is nothing on their site to making it quick and easy to get in without being pushed for the Pro subscription.

    Some may say that is their freebie, but you need to enter payment details on signup, which will tend off some, as I'm sure many are tired of signing up for things and forgetting to cancel before being charged. Also, as soon as you cancel, you can no longer play any of those games unless you buy them. So its genuine subscription service, no freebies unless there were some included with the Stadia Console package.

    From their last monthly update:
    • Get six new games for free with Stadia Pro in June: Get Packed, Little Nightmares, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, SUPERHOT, Panzer Dragoon Remake, and The Elder Scrolls Online (June 16).
    • 12 existing games still available to add to your Stadia Pro collection: Destiny 2: The Collection, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, GRID, Serious Sam Collection, Spitlings, Stacks On Stacks (On Stacks), SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, SteamWorld Dig 2, SteamWorld Heist, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, The Turing Test, and GYLT.
    Here is what they recently added and have touted as coming soon that you can buy

    Recent content launches on Stadia
    New games coming to Stadia
    • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
    • CHORUS
    • Little Nightmares
    • Mafia 2 Remastered
    • Mafia 3 Remastered
    • Metro 2033 Redux
    • Metro Last Light Redux
    • Panzer Dragoon Remake
    • PGA TOUR 2K21
    • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
    • Serious Sam 4
    • SUPERHOT
    • The Elder Scrolls Online
     
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