Google Stadia: The Death of the Gaming Phone?
Hey what's up guys will here for gsm arena i want to talk today about google's recent announcement for stadia its new game streaming platform and how these kinds of services could potentially shake up the smartphone industry now we've known about stadia for a while now and was first announced back in March and it's already created quite a bit of buzz but just a couple of days ago Google has come out with some general release dates some idea of the pricing and the list of some pretty nice games coming out of launch all exciting
Stuff so if you didn't already know Google stadia is supposed to be like a Netflix for gaming except you do have to buy each individual title all the processing will be taking place inside the cloud on Google servers it'll stream the results here display this allows you to play triple-a title games without gaming level Hardware not only on a PC or a laptop but on the TV or a tablet or even a smartphone and it's not only Google Microsoft is testing its own cloud gaming service called Project X cloud and Apple is
Coming out with us our cade subscription service – no details are scarce this opens up a lot of questions about the future of gaming if these streaming services are success no longer would you have to spend a ton of money on Hardware no longer which you need to upgrade that Hardware periodically to keep up with the latest titles it's relevant not only for PC gamers but for mobile gamers as well smartphone gaming has gotten a lot more serious these days we're not stuck playing snake or Tetris anymore manufacturers are marketing phones
Specifically for the gamer crowd like the honor play and the asus rog phone or the razer phone these types of devices have powerful processors heat sinks and specific software to optimize the gaming experience but the gamer effect isn't limited to just those phones is throughout the whole system each generation of flagships is coming out with a new chipset trying to get a little bit faster a little bit more powerful each year do we really need more power for browsing Facebook or watching YouTube it's a numbers game and a lot of it is for the sake of saying
Yeah we can put the latest games without a hitch but when game streaming enters a picture it'll open up a different option entirely you could buy a smartphone that you're happy with and stream the latest games for the entire lifetime of the phone all the patches and hardware upgrades will take place inside the cloud on the servers so you can potentially use the same phone for years maybe just replacing the battery once in a while this would really shake up the smartphone ecosystem the markets are already starting to become saturated and manufacturers have to constantly come up
With new features to attract customer if a chipset upgrade isn't necessary they'll have to try even harder to get us to buy the new phones these changes won't happen overnight though Google stadia will probably be the first to offer game streaming and for now only the Google pixel 3 and 3a are supported though I'm pretty sure they'll eventually expand it to other Android phones plus you need a pretty fast connection in order to stream so until 5g networks come online you're limited to Wi-Fi only so no playing on your commutes stadia
Game pricing is still up in the air and it will be hard to convince many free-to-play mobile gamers to actually buy their titles and the stadia service is only available in a few countries at launch so everyone else will have to wait a while but in the end it all depends on if the game streaming itself actually works it really is playable with low latency and no lag if Google can deliver what it promises this November things are gonna get pretty interesting in the tech world thanks for watching guys and see you on the next one