Poll : Google Stadia a formidable competitor to Xbox, Playstation and PC?

Tech giant Google is definitely creating a direct challenge to other gaming consoles after it introduced its gaming platform called Stadia. In Google's world, they believe they are building a virtual stadium just like real-life sports stadiums have evolved over the years. You won’t need an expensive gaming PC or a dedicated game console. Instead, you’ll just need access to Google’s Chrome browser to instantly play games on a phone, tablet, PC, or TV. You'll enjoy your game using Google's servers. Is streaming the future of video games? Google certainly wants you to think so. On paper, it's an impressive concept backed by impressive technology, but in practice? Well, we're going to have to wait and see.

   The idea is “building a game platform for everyone,” removing hardware barriers.

Google also revealed that its servers will be powered by a custom AMD GPU that will deliver 10.7 teraflops of power, which is more than the 4.2 teraflops of the PS4 Pro and the 6 teraflops of power on the Xbox One X. This graphical power is impressive but largely irrelevant. The end result of actual gameplay will rely entirely on your internet connection to Stadia. Google argues that it's custom hardware network can offer high enough quality gaming to satisfy and even convert people used to buying games on disc or downloading them.

Sony streams PlayStation games via its PlayStation now service, Microsoft is also planning its own xCloud game streaming service. All these companies are key players in the current on-going cloud gaming war.

Even though there have been controversies whether Stadia is the future of YouTube or gaming considering the number of active YouTube viewers the company has. The company probably seeks to protect an existing kingdom rather than entering a different sphere of business. Is Google beating PlayStation to the inevitable punch? Is Google right to try and force game streaming so suddenly in 2019? Do you have any interest at all in streaming games, to begin with? 

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