Google yesterday announced ‘Stadia’.
I have many question about this service, My biggest one being: what is running these games?
They showed and bragged about how good they are at creating HUGE games and HUGE servers, but what dose any of that mean if the game doesn’t run? google,”There are no limits.” That’s a lie.
With Microsoft my question was always, “How are they going to distribute this?”
When it come to google my only question is, “What is this powered by?”
Do you know why a console is so big? it’s because that box is filled with all the chips and programs required to run the machine. Even if you want to play your ps4 on your phone you still need to have your console on.
If you don’t want the box to be with them, you need the box to be with you. We are talking about a game console with the power to run over million players at once! its that an amazing thought, a single computer console running one game for that many people. Even if you did have subordinate towers taking the strain you still need the master to do all the redirecting/processing.
^_O That’s the beast I want to see!
At the moment it looks like google is going to power millions of individual consoles, which seems both insane and impractical. The amount of power reacquired to run that set up is unimaginable.
Streaming a video or even loading a page is not the same as running a game.
XD That wifi controller, it feels like a hacking disaster waiting to happen (connects to the router). Imagine the fun you could have annoying people in public wifi spots.