We are getting closer to the official launch of Google Stadia, the first game streaming service to be available. Although its immediate arrival in Portugal is not planned, it is one of the most important releases in the gaming world this year.
However, despite the great hype generated around this promising service, making it possible to play all of your favorite games anywhere and on any smartphone will only go halfway.
During a Q&A session at Reddit, one of the project's senior executives revealed some less positive details about Google Stadia.
Google Stadia will take several months to operate 100%
Contrary to what most users would expect, not all features announced for Google Stadia will be available at the time of its release.
According to executives, Google will approach Stadia as it does with so many of its products. The main objective is to continue to launch new features on a regular basis, with a constant evolution. However, this means that even features that may already be operational will not be released.
Service will not (immediately) be compatible with Android and iOS smartphones
One of Google Stadia's great "shots in the foot" is that it is not immediately compatible with Android and iOS smartphones, considerably limiting the service's reach. On its launch day (November 19), it will only be compatible with Google Pixel, Chromecast Ultra, and Chrome smartphones.
Another known limitation is support for exclusive command, which can only be used wirelessly when playing via a Chromecast. For other supported products, you will need to connect via the USB cable.
Google Stadia could have a very rough start
In addition to the lack of numerous features, Google Stadia will be limited to just a few countries and will arrive with a somewhat "unsalted" game library.
I recall that it will be released with a total of 12 games, in which only one of them will be exclusive to the service.
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey
- Destiny 2: The Collection
- Just Dance 2020
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
- Samurai Shodown
Maybe it is good that it is not launched immediately in Portugal. Thus, we need not "waste" money on a service that is guaranteed to present great difficulties at this early stage.
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