Stadia’s already here. Google’s streaming video game service is attracting all eyes despite its still short ness, and not just for its qualities.
Google will establish a cloud support that truly enables you to perform big-budget games with no disks or downloads consoles or gaming PCs. That’s because Stadia allows you to stream the games you purchase on servers from the cloud, and it’s more dependable than any service I’ve examined in a decade covering the technology.
If you’re expecting it to look or work as well as a luxury gaming PC or even a high-end game console, or if you’re hoping for a killer app, you might come away disappointed. Nevertheless, the overarching reaction I had while enjoying Stadia was the same that I have with half-decent headphones: I would gladly maintain playing I wasn’t already spoiled.
All you need is a good internet connection, a good Wi-Fi router, and your selection of Google’s Chromecast Ultra dongle, Pixel phone, or even the Chrome browser on a notebook or desktopcomputer. Oh, and also a lot of patience. Despite the allure and a better slate of matches , Google’s cloud gambling service is not anywhere near what the business originally promised in March. It’s effectively a beta which Google is charging real money for, and you ought to wait until 2020 to get this to change.
What promises us looks good: video games with 4K UHD graphics, HDR, multichannel sound… In addition, the thrust of a company like the one behind this proposal should help you acquire some positive inertia, but the challenges that this service has ahead throw some doubts.
The most obvious is its catalog, which despite having some titles with a lot of glue, such as ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’, ‘Destiny 2’, ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ or ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’, is still too short.
On the table there are also technical challenges, especially latency and image quality, two features that can seriously condition our experience as users, and that depend to a large extent on the way Google has implemented its streaming video game platform
Google STADIA Founder's Edition
- It really works
- Clearer picture than early rivals
- Seamless transitions between a PC and phone
- 4K doesn’t look like 4K
- Chrome web version lacks fidelity
- Gobs of features are missing at launch
- Doesn’t work over LTE
- Overall 0%
- Customer Support 0%
- Value for Money 0%