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So after the reveal of the Stadia platform, I've being thinking.

Basically you need an device to run the platform, it doesn't matter the overall power of it, as long as it can run video streaming. The obvious limitation of the Stadia is an always on-line policy, since all the processing would be done in the servers.

Could we have situation where do you have the Switch with an Stadia App, to run all the Third-Party games that the little machine could not run. And also still have the First-Party Nintendo games running off-line, in the device.

I know this is far from becoming a reality, but would pretty much make my Switch the one place for gaming at all.

And then, there is this:

 

Right. Beyond the smartphone controller clamps, the obvious solution to that would be a Switch-style client device that you would make.

Phil Harrison: There are some really good third-party solutions which we support from launch and we have some other ideas as well, but we're not going to share those right now.

Source: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2019-google-stadia-phil-harrison-majd-bakar-interview



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i mean this is obvious isnt it?

Google doesn't care about the hardware as long as they can get their client running on it cause thats how they will make their money.

It comes down to Nintendo more than anything I feel



Stadia requires a internet browser, so thats not gonna happening ;)



Nozz-A-La said:
Stadia requires a internet browser, so thats not gonna happening ;)

And their Stadia app couldn't be a browser?

More specifically, as an app, a browser would be totally irrelevant.



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twintail said:
i mean this is obvious isnt it?

Google doesn't care about the hardware as long as they can get their client running on it cause thats how they will make their money.

It comes down to Nintendo more than anything I feel

They are always aiming in selling their Toys, from a simple business perspective and they would still be selling. Why any Mainstream Nintendo Gamer would buy another machine to Play Stadia + Nintendo?

That move would at least give them legs to go the hardware route, until going full Third-Party.



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Skidmore said:
twintail said:
i mean this is obvious isnt it?

Google doesn't care about the hardware as long as they can get their client running on it cause thats how they will make their money.

It comes down to Nintendo more than anything I feel

They are always aiming in selling their Toys, from a simple business perspective and they would still be selling. Why any Mainstream Nintendo Gamer would buy another machine to Play Stadia + Nintendo?

That move would at least give them legs to go the hardware route, until going full Third-Party.

Perhaps. Though even if they didnt allow it Nintendo gamers could just use Stadia on their phones. not as ideal, but its not like the option doesnt exist



Nintendo's already experimenting with it. If they're going to do something like this, they'll do it on their own.



NightlyPoe said:
Nintendo's already experimenting with it. If they're going to do something like this, they'll do it on their own.

On their own?  Almost certainly not.  They would need to set up servers in hundreds of data centers around the world to do anything close to this.  Or you'd end up with round trip latencies in the hundreds or thousands of milliseconds which would immediately ruin every game.



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Nozz-A-La said:
Stadia requires a internet browser, so thats not gonna happening ;)

You need a browser to watch YouTube on pc.

Switch has YouTube app.

Ive said this before but this all streaming future will benefit Nintendo the most because of their hardware limitations. It pretty much solves the switch AAA games problems. And it will destroy Sony and Microsoft business.



SpokenTruth said:
NightlyPoe said:
Nintendo's already experimenting with it. If they're going to do something like this, they'll do it on their own.

On their own?  Almost certainly not.  They would need to set up servers in hundreds of data centers around the world to do anything close to this.  Or you'd end up with round trip latencies in the hundreds or thousands of milliseconds which would immediately ruin every game.

 

Sounds like par for the course for Nintendo's online stuff.