It will revolutionize the gaming market. It’s not exactly the same, but that is the promise of Google’s Stadia, the platform for the streaming of the games, which officially came into operation on Tuesday (the 19th) in 14 countries.
But it’s nice not to have big expectations in the beginning. The first evaluations show that the service still has a lot to evolve in order to be considered to be disruptive.
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What is the Google’s Stadia?
The idea is easy to understand: instead of a console game and a PC gamer to the almighty, the all you need is a good internet connection (at least 10mb/s or 35 Mb/s for 4K), and a device for access to the game, a smart phone, a tablet, or your computer is in good working order, basically.
So, if you have an active account on the service, it is still not available in Brazil, the Google-Stadia championships will be run for the title you’ve chosen on their servers and stream to your device in order for you to be able to play it.
For the time being, can only be accessed by purchasing the package, the Premiere Edition, which is priced at$ 129, but provides a joy stick, a Chromecast – Ultra in order to access the game on the TV, and within three months of the Stadia, Pro — after that, the service is costing$ 9.99 per month.
The signing of the Stadia Pro gives you access to some of the games that make up the base of the platform, but various titles will be purchased on the part of the service. Over 40 games have been confirmed, among others, the future of Cyberpunk 2077.
Google has been bold, in fact: the company says the Stadia are able to provide to the player a streaming with max. resolution up to 4K, 60 frame-per-second, dynamic range (HDR), and 5.1 audio, for example.
But Google’s Stadia does it work?
For vehicles that already have access to the platform, say, in a general way, what is the Google’s Stadia really does work, but there are some considerations. Let’s start with the most obvious difference is the number of games that are available for this premiere, it is very limited.
They would be only to the 12 titles in the beginning, but, for the last time, Google has released more than ten, among them, Final Fantasy XV, to the Grid by 2019 , and Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
For the moment, is it possible to to turn a blind eye to this issue because it is only in the beginning. On the other hand, there is a sense in general that the Stadia are not ready yet, but at least, this is a beta version meant only for those who are willing to venture out.
What do the reviews say about the Stadia?
Read the reviews from the specialized media, the conclusion is that we can use to come to this premiere, is that the Google-Stadia championships truly lives up to the promise of streaming games, but a lot of the details can be frustrating to experience.
For the Wiring, for example, says that “even under the most ideal conditions with access to the internet through a fiber connection directly to the router and a TV DISPLAY 4) there is a noticeable difference between playing for a title in the Stadia and play the same game on a local device, such as a PC or a PS4”. To the vehicle, and the lack of depth, clarity, and sharpness in the games.
Already, The Verge points out that Google’s Stadia showed the best image we’ve seen of the vehicle in service for streaming games, it’s not displaying artifacts from the compression, “unpleasant”, for example. On the other hand, in the car, and noticed the lack of detail, and the limitations on the textures.
“Google have said that the Stadia has been designed to run games at the highest resolution with all settings enabled, but clearly that’s not happening,” he said to the The Verge.
Therefore, the Polygon says that the game run well on Google’s Stadia, but it has some inconsistencies. On the MacBook Pro, for example, the experience has been good, with Destiny 2, despite the fact that the quality of the image has been “far from the promised 4K and HDR in the service of the subscription Stadia Pro.
Of the vehicle, it appears that the experience is better on smaller screens (in the case of a Pixel in figure 3a), and on the TV via the Chromecast on Ultra). “I feel like I’m being picky, but the appeal of the Stadia is the freedom to choose when and where [in which] to play,” says Chris Plante, the author of the review of the Polygon.
2020 will be the year of the Stadia?
You can’t say that it’s the debut of Google’s Stadia has been nothing short of disastrous. But in the end, the platform is not excited about. Not in the way that it is. Based on reports, will have to try it now, it’s like moving into a house still in construction, it is possible to live in it, but you need to be prepared for the headaches.
It is expected that the situation will improve in the year 2020, when the Stadia is to be launched in truth, if you will. That’s why, in February, the Stadia-Based will be made available to you.
The Stadia Base, it promises to be a service without a monthly fee, but it will allow you to purchase access to the games scatter to play at up to 1080p. If you want more resolution (4K), and a list of “free” games, you’ll have to pay for the Stadia on your mac.
In the meantime, the uncertainty about the success of the platform remains in its position. In the premiere, you can see that it has potential, but it’s the challenge to get them to work, as Google has promised they are huge lag, inconsistencies in the graphic, and is cost-effective, to bad they are all major issues.
Either way, it seems that it is the intention of the company to launch something like “beta” and it aims to identify aspects to be improved. In this sense, is it possible to keep your hopes up.