Google Cloud Game Service Stadia Director Jack Buser (Jack Buser) accepted an interview with the site on November 19, reviewing the various challenges of Stadia since its establishment a year ago. And the long-term plan of Google Stadia products.
Stadia, a cloud gaming service developed by Google, was officially launched on November 19, 2024. You can enjoy the first month of free experience using the service, and the price will be $9.99 USD/month thereafter
When the Stadia service was launched, I imagined the scenario of cloud gaming through Android devices, TVs, Chrome browsers and other devices. Users are free from buying expensive hosts or computer devices, and do not need to wait for game downloads, relying on the network and handles. game. At first, due to the shortage of games, the number of players was scarce. However, due to the new crown epidemic, people are looking forward to staying at home. This year, the number of Stadia players has grown rapidly.
Busser said in an interview that he believes that cloud gaming is the future direction of development, and he is very proud of being able to build a platform like Stadia from scratch. Due to the epidemic, developers in many companies can only work from home, which brings challenges to the development schedule. However, Stadia actually brings some development innovations, which is very suitable for remote development.
▲ Destiny 2 game | Picture from Bungie
Regarding games, Busser said that the Stadia service is now available in 14 countries and regions. Many people do not have time to wait for the long game downloading time because of the busy work and family, and they cannot buy a game console for up to $500 due to financial pressure. For these people, it is unacceptable to spend $60 to buy a 3D masterpiece game, and the subscription price of $10/month to purchase Stadia cloud game service is very cost-effective.
▲ Hitman 3 game | Image courtesy of IO Interactive
Naijatechnews learned that in the past year Google has established two high-level Stadia game studios and acquired Typhoon Game Studios at the same time. Busser said that they already have 15 exclusive games, and also announced the cooperation with the games “Rock Band”, “Until Dawn”, and “City of Brass” . There will be a lot of content to be launched in the next two years. Stadia has contacted 200 developers and currently has about 400 game development plans. He also said: “Frankly speaking, our team has completed the plan for 2024 and is thinking about things for 2024.”
▲The upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077 | Image from CD Project Red
According to Naijatechnews, the cloud gaming service GeForce Now has been developed by NVIDIA after two years. The service has been officially launched in February this year. It can improve the quality of 1080p/60fps. Recently, it also provides Version, run through the browser. The current subscription price is $4.99 USD/month.
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