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CuCabeludo said:
hunter_alien said:
Love it when people discuss about the future of streaming and nobody brings up PS Now, even if it is currently the only relevant streaming platform. XCloud, Stadia or any other wannabe might go to the dumpster if Sony decides to open up the floodgates with their exclusives.

Stadia IMO will fail to reach Google's hefty goals, but it might make it. if not, then it's a G+ situation all over again

Google won't give up on the platform overnight, they are just right now opening studios. They said it is a 10 year long investment at least.

Yeah, but I would take that with a grain of salt. Why They said the same about VR and they pretty much managed to run that department into the ground. Look, I'm not saying that there is no chance they are going to make it, I am simply saying that if the numbers are not good enough, I wouldn't be surprised if you won't be able to access your Stadia library by 2023



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CuCabeludo said:
Google is planning to open studios in Tokyo and London, they already opened a first-party studio in Montreal recently.

https://9to5google.com/2019/11/01/stadia-games-and-entertainment-studios-london-tokyo/

But this means nothing. It might have been something if they did this in 2016 and we would have seen the first exclusives by now. Right now these studios could work on literally any type of game on any scale.



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hunter_alien said:
CuCabeludo said:
Google is planning to open studios in Tokyo and London, they already opened a first-party studio in Montreal recently.

https://9to5google.com/2019/11/01/stadia-games-and-entertainment-studios-london-tokyo/

But this means nothing. It might have been something if they did this in 2016 and we would have seen the first exclusives by now. Right now these studios could work on literally any type of game on any scale.

They they said that they expect a big exclusive at least 4 years from now, at minimum. In the meantime, they will launch smaller titles to showcase some of the shit devs can do on their platform.



dx11332sega said:
EricHiggin said:
Well if the service is failing and they need games that draw, a consistent reliable company that isn't tied up in more recent controversy would be key, otherwise chalk another one up for the Google trash bin.

If google can't get the ball rolling with stadia , This'll tarnish google permantly? and would be the second exit by a major company besides apples pippin?

Apple wasn't a major company when Pippin was out. They were circling the drain and everybody expected them to be out of business in a couple years.

If Stadia fails, I doubt anybody would notice or care besides the people who bought into it and the poor folks who Google forces to fall on their swords for its failure.

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CuCabeludo said:
Alby_da_Wolf said:
Without enough local GPU and CPU power and without local storage of game levels, it will work acceptably only for very simple games.

Doom Eternal is looking good on Stadia. Except for the crappy "game journalist level" gameplay.

Sure it does, but that's what you'll get with an excellent connection with not only high speed, but also very low latency. Single player surely helped it too to look good. Last, but not least, Stadia tries to predict user input to further reduce lag, this will surely work well playing quite linear levels in single player against AI foes, but trying to play in unpredictable ways to fool human opponents will probably generate various moments of higher lag, although most times it will still work (for example, you move and shoot, for a while prediction works, then you predict your human enemy is going to have a favourable moment to shoot and you suddenly swerve, in that moment most probably input prediction won't work and lag will temporarily rise). 



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Grid for Stadia will feature a 40 car mode, according to developers, it is not possible on any other platform.

https://www.pcgamer.com/grid-for-stadia-has-a-40-car-mode-that-isnt-possible-with-other-hardware/



Well, I imagine there's a lot of money invested on this project, so they won't easily drop it, however, Google has a lot of experience on abandoning projects:

https://killedbygoogle.com/



Diogo said:
Well, I imagine there's a lot of money invested on this project, so they won't easily drop it, however, Google has a lot of experience on abandoning projects:

https://killedbygoogle.com/

It is a multi-billion dollar investment on the couse of 10 years. Also most of the stuff in killed of google were not actually killed, just turned/merged into other services. Google Glass is a big example, it became an enterprise-level product, which fits better instead of a general public product. Similar to the 3D printer boom/bust. 3D printers didn't die, just became enterprise-level products used by the industry.



CuCabeludo said:
Grid for Stadia will feature a 40 car mode, according to developers, it is not possible on any other platform.

https://www.pcgamer.com/grid-for-stadia-has-a-40-car-mode-that-isnt-possible-with-other-hardware/

Shows that Google is willing to pay off third parties to some degree at least.



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CuCabeludo said:

Shadow already slashed their prices. Shadow is not a cloud gaming platform, it is a full blown cloud computing service: you pay a subscription to have acces to a top tier PC in the cloud you can use to work and do all stuff you would to a PC locally or stream your Steam games. People that sub Shadow are mostly professionals that use their powerful machines to do work like video editing, but a bunch use it to stream their games on Steam.

Interesting.

They should ditch their Quadcores and go octacore or at least hexacore, however. Quadcores become very limiting by now for the 1 percentile and increasingly for total FPS