Stadia: an inside look from some devs

So apparently Google isn't offering enough money to developers, and that's why there isn't much software to speak of yet for it. Makes you wonder how Google will handle this going forward: giving more support to encourage development, rely mostly on attracting big publishers to port their AAA titles, or just eventually fuggedaboudit all, like they apparently have done with several other projects.

If that's the case, it really doesn't bode well for the streaming venture, unless perhaps Microsoft goes full bore down that road.

I mean, you have to pay monthly to have the privileged of buying full price game and playing them with lag even single player... Literally every game in existence could be on stadia and it'd still be struggling.

Anyone remember the Sega Channel and how huge a success that was? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

I knew Stadia was going to flop. Who thought the gaming industry needed not only another console, but one that relies on and exists entirely for a high-speed internet connection?

so basically it's the next Ouya? just as expected.

Google has a history of hyping up tech products only to drop support a year or two later. Apparently there is a bonus attached to launching a new product that encourages these poorly thought out projects.

Xprimentyl:
Anyone remember the Sega Channel and how huge a success that was? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

Myeah, Sega Channel was one of those ideas that was way ahead of its time, to the point that it was plain stupid (Sega was often good at those e.g. Dreamcast). I mean, it launched in 1994. 28.8k modems had only just hit the market back then. Things weren't anywhere near ready yet.

I knew Stadia was going to flop. Who thought the gaming industry needed not only another console, but one that relies on and exists entirely for a high-speed internet connection?

Way I see it, Stadia is a product designed by the Silicon Valley tech sector for the Silicon Valley tech sector. For the kind of people that have the best internet connections, a compulsion to pay out the ass for the latest tech gadgets, and the salaries to support both.

Yay, a chance to buy games I already own, pay for the privilege of playing them, and then lose everything when the service folds! Sign me up for that at a quarter past never.

Chimpzy:
Way I see it, Stadia is a product designed by the Silicon Valley tech sector for the Silicon Valley tech sector. For the kind of people that have the best internet connections, a compulsion to pay out the ass for the latest tech gadgets, and the salaries to support both.

Google in particular seems to think that the entire world enjoys the same quality Internet connection that their campus enjoys. (They had the chance to make that happen in America, but they gave up on Google Fiber when the entrenched ISPs predictably played dirty.)

Honestly, I hope it sinks without trace, and drags all of game streaming down to the bottom of the ocean with it.

 

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