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JRPGfan said:

So from what I understand, and read on neogaf, the price for games you "buy" is the same full price as buying say a physical copy.
You need a subscription, to be able to play these games. It runs out, your locked out and have no access to your games.

You don't need a subscription to play your games. You need a subscription to play them in 4k. 1080p is free. The main advantage of Stadia applies to people who don't own capable gaming hardware. I think Stadia will be successful. Google has too much advertising power for it not to be.

"At 10$+ a month, a 6year console cycle ends up at 6years x 12months x 10$ = 720$."

If you had a console you'd be paying for PS+/Gold which would mitigate some of this. Online multiplayer on Stadia is free, no subscription required, and with the subscription you will get some free games (Destiny 2 Complete at launch) though we don't know how many and how often yet.

As for the 1080p limit, well Stadia has 8TF of power if I remember correctly, probably around equivelent to a GTX 1080, if you're running games at their maximum settings you probably won't get above 1080p@60fps in most titles anyway, so your choice will be between Ultra 1080p or Medium 4k. So 1080p might actually be the better option anyway, especially as it won't require as much bandwidth.

Last edited by Barkley - on 28 June 2019