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Google's Stadia Streaming Service Launches Next Month - Will You Be Using It?

Yes, at launch 14 1.27%
 
Probably, but not at launch 50 4.53%
 
Undecided 50 4.53%
 
Probably not 136 12.33%
 
No, not interested at all 846 76.70%
 
Other 7 0.63%
 
Total:1,103
CuCabeludo said:

The prospects for cloud gaming market are good. According to Marketwatch, Cloud Gaming is worth 1 billion dollars in 2018, and analysts are expecting a 24% growth year over year, which will surpass 4,9 billion dollars in 2025.

https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/cloud-gaming-market-expected-to-grow-at-cagr-2445-and-forecast-to-2025-2019-07-01

Analysts are notoriously bad at making predictions for the video game market. Just look at Pachter for example. 



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Nobody is going to want to pay $60 for a game that you have to stream. In contrast PS Now and Gamepass are the true Netflix for games. If Netflix for games takes off it will be those two services and Stadia will be left in the dust.



Cerebralbore101 said:
Nobody is going to want to pay $60 for a game that you have to stream. In contrast PS Now and Gamepass are the true Netflix for games. If Netflix for games takes off it will be those two services and Stadia will be left in the dust.

Wake me up when they offer at least 1080P@60FPS stream. Gamepass is not even a streaming platform, you need to download the game and run on xbox or gaming PC. XCloud is limited by 720P@30FPS so far due to the fact the server blades are made off Xbox One S hardware.

Last edited by CuCabeludo - on 17 October 2019

CuCabeludo said:
Cerebralbore101 said:
Nobody is going to want to pay $60 for a game that you have to stream. In contrast PS Now and Gamepass are the true Netflix for games. If Netflix for games takes off it will be those two services and Stadia will be left in the dust.

Wake me up when they offer at least 1080P@60FPS stream.

You don't get it. Most people just care if the games are free with a $10 a month subscription. By the time PS5/Scarlett comes out 1080/60 will be as outdated as 720/60. PS Now and Gamepass will allow you to download your games directly to the hardware. No streaming required. If given the choice between paying $60 a pop for games on Stadia, and just paying $10 a month plus the cost of hardware most people will choose the option that gets them hundreds of games for $10 a month. 



Cerebralbore101 said:
CuCabeludo said:

Wake me up when they offer at least 1080P@60FPS stream.

You don't get it. Most people just care if the games are free with a $10 a month subscription. By the time PS5/Scarlett comes out 1080/60 will be as outdated as 720/60. PS Now and Gamepass will allow you to download your games directly to the hardware. No streaming required. If given the choice between paying $60 a pop for games on Stadia, and just paying $10 a month plus the cost of hardware most people will choose the option that gets them hundreds of games for $10 a month. 

That's the problem you can't play the games on a phone or low-end PC, you need a gaming PC or xbox/scarlett.



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CuCabeludo said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

You don't get it. Most people just care if the games are free with a $10 a month subscription. By the time PS5/Scarlett comes out 1080/60 will be as outdated as 720/60. PS Now and Gamepass will allow you to download your games directly to the hardware. No streaming required. If given the choice between paying $60 a pop for games on Stadia, and just paying $10 a month plus the cost of hardware most people will choose the option that gets them hundreds of games for $10 a month. 

That's the problem you can't play the games on a phone or low-end PC, you need a gaming PC or xbox/scarlett.

Buying a gaming PC, Scarlett, or PS5 and then getting gamepass/PS Now will be cheaper than paying $60-$50 for every single AAA game you want on stadia. 



Cerebralbore101 said:
CuCabeludo said:

That's the problem you can't play the games on a phone or low-end PC, you need a gaming PC or xbox/scarlett.

Buying a gaming PC, Scarlett, or PS5 and then getting gamepass/PS Now will be cheaper than paying $60-$50 for every single AAA game you want on stadia. 

Cheaper than just buy a game and right after that stream in 1080P@60FPS in any device you already have, using any controller you already have or keyborad and mouse, without paying any subscritpion whatsoever?



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Absolutely zero interest. I am utterly opposed to streaming games as a matter of principle.



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CuCabeludo said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

Buying a gaming PC, Scarlett, or PS5 and then getting gamepass/PS Now will be cheaper than paying $60-$50 for every single AAA game you want on stadia. 

Cheaper than just buy a game and right after that stream in 1080P@60FPS in any device you already have, using any controller you already have or keyborad and mouse, without paying any subscritpion whatsoever?

Short term just buying a game on Stadia for $60 without the need for hardware would be cheaper. Long term buying a console and subbing to either PS Now or Gamepass would be cheaper. 

You have a choice between buying a $400 - $500 console and paying $5-$15 a month for access to hundreds of games, or paying $30 to $60 on a game by game basis with Stadia. 

Even if you are the average consumer buying 2.5 games a year, a console + subscription service is the better deal. For example...

John gets Stadia pays $10 a month for the 4K and buys 2.5 games a year for an average price of $40 per game. (John waits for sales on games.) After seven years John has paid $840 for Stadia Pro and $700 for his 18 games. His average price per game is $85 after the cost of Stadia Pro. 

Steve gets an XB Scarrlett for $500. He then subscribes to Gamepass Ultimate for $15 a month. After seven years Steve has paid $1260 for Gamepass Ultimate, and $0 for actual games. Steve has access to hundreds of games. Assuming Steve manages to play only 100 games over these seven years his average price per game is $17.60, after factoring in the cost of Gamepass Ultimate and the Scarrlette console ($1260 + $500 divided by 100 games.) 

Both Stadia Pro and PSN/XBL offer free games, so these cancel each other out, and don't factor into this comparison. 

If Google ever gives up on Stadia (which they most likely will) John is out $700 in games that he now has no access to. 

Even if Steve buys a few games every year for full price digital download his average price per game would still never get close to the insane $85 per game cost of Stadia. 

As this comparison shows Stadia is a rip off compared to Gamepass + a Scarrlette, or a slightly improved PS Now + a PS5. 

Last edited by Cerebralbore101 - on 17 October 2019