Turns out that the previously published rumors were, indeed, true. Microsoft have launched the beta version of xCloud for Windows 10, and some of the luckier press reviewers managed to get access to it. Here is the information The Verge has shared about this.
More and more people choose to stay indoors or are forced to do so due to the ongoing health crisis. Naturally, when there is more time spent at home, there is more gaming to do. So, the spike of interest also affected cloud gaming.
Just a few months ago we published an article about Samsung’s Play Galaxy Link App, that enabled users to stream games from their PCs to smartphones. Turns out, Samsung decided to shut down the application this February.
Such a conclusion was made by Redditors, who saw a screenshot from Phil Spencer’s (the head of Xbox) profile. The device he was logged in from was listed as Xbox Game Streaming (Test App). Which is something that hasn’t been seen before.
GeForce Now remains the most affordable solution on the market. Hence, in order to attract new players Shadow seems to lower their prices yet again.
Back when Stadia was launching Google teased a lot of great features including 4K game streaming at 60 FPS. However, there were issues and players did not get this feature.
Slowly, yet daily steadilly Google does increase the number of Stadia subscribers. Now Google offers three free months of Stadia Pro with Chromecast Ultra. The best part is that you do not need to buy a new device.
It looks like every single week it gets worse for NVIDIA’s GeForce Now. This week 2K Games pulled their games from the service. They did it for the same reason many other publishers did, issues with licensing and royalties.
In case you’re still confused about the reason why developers and publishers keep pulling their games from the cloud service, here is a quick yet detailed explanation.
Business Insider reporters have interviewed several indie developers about their opinion on Stadia. Looks like we finally know why Stadia struggles to bring more games to the platform.