As someone that used to follow the gaming scene i found the news on Google entering the “gaming platform” industry very interesting. When i say its entering the gaming console industry i dont mean that they are creating their own console, but rather disrupting the current state of things.
So what is Google Stadia?
Google Stadia is a cloud based gaming platform that eliminates the need for expensive hardware and will allow anyone to play any game in 4k, at 60 FPS.
Simply put, all you will need to have to play any game of your choice is a controller or a mouse and a screen.
The way it works is through the power of the internet and Google unlimited resources. The games arent played locally but are rather streamed to your screen of choice.
The only thing you need is a strong internet connection which could be a problem for some. There is no pricing set at this time but i could see GOOGLE Stadia turning into a NETFLIX of games.
Sure, Google Stadia does sound corporate but the value it would bring to the consumer is immense. I have no doubt that Google can pull this off, the only question that remains is how they will do things from the profit sharing side.
There is a difference between movies and games in how they are consumed by end users. There is also a price difference, that is a significant one, between a movie ticket and a AAA game.
I dont know what will happen in the future, but if Google Stadia manages to get enough games on their platform and they manage to work out the profit distribution, we might be seeing Playstation, Xbox, High end gaming PCs going the way of the Dodo.
You dont need a 1000 USD graphics card when you can play AAA games on your microwave.
Let me know what you think..
And ill see you round. 😉