Stadia Connect by Google brought us some exciting announcements. The most important news is that Google is working with Electronic Arts. However, this does not mean that we will see the entire library of EA Games on the service any time soon.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, XBOX Game Studios, Codemasters and Klei Entertainment are pulling their games from GeForce Now. Games from the mentioned publishers will not be available after the 24th of April.
Last week Google publicly announced that their Stadia service would become free for two months. So, we decided to see the impact it had on the platform’s popularity.
Google has announced that Stadia will be free for two months. The promo launches today for all users with active Gmail accounts. However, it may take up to 48 hours to become available to everyone. Users will have access to 1080p streaming at 60 FPS.
Microsoft brings their xCloud service (still in beta, though) to 9 more countries. It was previously available only in the US, South Korea and the UK.
According to a NY Times report, Amazon may appear on the cloud gaming market as soon as this March. They have been investing hundreds of millions of dollars and we will see the end result very soon.
Looks like Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts set an example, when they pulled their games from GeForce Now. This time things are taken a step further, a Chinese media giant Tencent filles a lawsuit against an unnamed cloud gaming service for underused streaming of their game League of Legends.
Internet service providers report a huge increase in data traffic, which is to be expected. After all, the majority of classes are either cancelled or moved to online platforms and most businesses employees are working from home. However, self isolation is not just about working or learning, as cloud gaming services are also reporting an increase in traffic.
Playkey is looking for miners for their open beta testing. The biggest update from the previous (closed) beta is that miners are getting paid this time. The service offers $50 or an amount of PKT tokens equivalent to this sum.
Google has announced the launch of their new project called Stadia Makers. It is aimed at independent developers who work on Unity engine (starting with 2019.3 version) and plan on releasing games in 2020 or 2021.