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The_Yoda said:
DonFerrari said:

And as long as the second and third playstation aren't trying to play the game from the same account within 30min from each other you can really have the main always playing, and one of the other two also always playing your digital games. And really since most people won't be playing the same game at the same time on the same house without playing together the physical option is still better =]

3 Switches in the house and just 2 PS4's.  Everyone in the house has their own PSN account but I'm the only one that pays for Plus. The NES was my second console and I really like Nintendo but their version of Digital is not Family friendly.  If we 3 of us wanted to play Splatoon2 together I would have to spend $180 on top of the $900 we already spent on Switch consoles (lol it seems $120 is where I draw the line since I do have 2 Spla2oon carts). Anywho, Love Nintendo but Sony's digital policy is so much friendlier.  Enough off topic from me.

On topic - 10mB download max on the best of days living out in the country so Cloud Gaming would only work for me on turn based games and the like where the extra lag wouldn't drive me bonkers.

I liked their policy even more on PS3, you could have 5 consoles sharing the game, but people were abusing it so Sony cut to 2.



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Some of the latest Stadia latency tests: PUBG and The Turing Test. Both games showed much less latency than Doom Eternal, which is amazing, knowing Doom uses the Orion cloud technology Bethesda bragged so much about in the last year's E3.

PUBG:

TTT:

Doom Eternal:

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Doom Eternal: 112-115 ms latency
TTT: 83-100 ms latency
PUBG: 59-92 ms latency



I would be interested as I have unlimited data on my internet, but the current business model isn't attractive. Offer something like a Netflix model where you get X number of games per month for a sub fee and I would be interested. If that's what Microsoft offers (basically GamePass), I'd be game.



Soundwave said:
I would be interested as I have unlimited data on my internet, but the current business model isn't attractive. Offer something like a Netflix model where you get X number of games per month for a sub fee and I would be interested. If that's what Microsoft offers (basically GamePass), I'd be game.

Stadia uses a hybrid model. Every month 3 new games are made available for free for pro subscribers. And discounts on sales. Since November 2019 a total 13 games have become free for pro subs.

I have been watching both xcloud and stadia developments. XCloud will start with much more games. But Stadia has the best image quality and frame rates (up to 4K whereas XCloud is 720P only).



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I am addicted to Division 2 on Stadia due to the ability to see your party members' screens. (Stream connect feature).



Not me, but then I also don't stream music and I like to buy most of my movies, so I'm probably not representative for what the majority wants.



Not me.



As of 2019, Cloud gaming market is worth $300 million. By 2024 it is expected to be worth $3 billion. A 10 fold increase in 4 years.

https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2020-01-14/cloud-gaming-market-worth-3-107-million-by-2024-exclusive-report-by-marketsandmarkets



I’m really not keen on the concept, particularly the current model that exists in Stadia. I know Microsoft, Sony and Nvidia has there one service in some form but I don’t see how they’ll differ. For Microsoft, I don’t see how XCloud would differentiate itself from Xbox Gamepass (they’ll like merge into one eventually) aside from being more expensive.

However I still primarily get physical games and I’m looking to keep it that way so I may not be the prime target market anyway.