Google’s gaming foray with ‘Stadia’ continues to attract plenty of skepticism in the gaming industry. | Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP
By CCN Markets: Google revealed the Stadia, its mysterious gaming console/service earlier this year. Today, five months later, Google hosted a new Stadia ‘connect’ event at Gamescom to reveal further details. Despite not many details emerging, or mainly because of that, the Internet is already having a lot of fun with Google’s new console. Not by playing it mind you, but by laughing at it.
Stadia is impressing no one
In its big reveal, Google boasted the Stadia would be twice as powerful as the Xbox One X. That’s nice, but the Stadia is not going against a console from X’s gen. It’s going up against consoles such as the new Playstation. That beast is rumored to be as powerful as a state of the art computer.
If the Stadia turns out to be as powerful as it needs to be to compete with the next-gen consoles, it’s still going to have to be able to attain zero latency. That’s likely not even possible, given the network infrastructure of most countries. Even the average United States user has speeds that are below what Google deems acceptable for streaming (but still isn’t).
when discussing stadia remember this important image pic.twitter.com/y77NA8Rj4t
— Mr. Feel (@mrfeelswildride) August 19, 2019
But that’s not stopping anyone from having fun
How can we believe Google, if even the event was ironically plagued by latency issues?
The stadia’s future sure seems bright pic.twitter.com/6EQViBVMUA
— cullen; (@DrCullenPHD) August 19,