Xbox Scarlett will not be changed by the arrival of Google Stadia, says IDC
During GDC 2019, we find a new competitor in the world of video games, Google Stadia.
This new service will allow streaming of games wherever and whenever we want on the internet and is even said to affect the future Xbox Scarlett, the new generation of Microsoft consoles.
At least that’s what was promised by Google.
The Google Stadia offers 10.7 Teraflops of power which is the power of the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X together.
That made the public think that Microsoft would provide more than this power with the new console in response to Google, but is Microsoft really concerned about it?
According to Lewis Ward of IDC, renowned market analysis institute, says that it is not something to be taken into account, because the specifications of the Stadia should not be equated with a traditional console as it would be the next Microsoft Xbox.
The specification list is not the correct way to see this.
It’s not a product you buy, and it’s a server farm.
I’m sure Google can deliver a power of 20 or 40 teraflops per stream if you wish.
It would be absurd as this would reduce the number of streaming they can sell, and no developer would consider doing a game that requires a lot of power and even if there were, it would be a bad decision as it only offered on Stadia, a platform with no time base.
As we can see, Microsoft should not be worried about competing with Google, at least not with Xbox Scarlett, and in this area, Sony and it’s PlayStation 5 is still its biggest rival.
Of course, this does not imply that the 12 Teraflops leaked from the Xbox Scarlett are real.
In fact, Lewis Leward is still hoping that these next-generation consoles will not come out until 2021, something we wish to know sooner or later and know what Microsoft’s weapon will be to win the public.