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Social Community Cringe Google Stadia roadmap... of death?

A.Romero

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Yeah I have not once had a problem with the image quality on Stadia. But it doesn’t matter, for me Google essentially pulled the plug on the service when they closed their own Studios. I cancelled my day 1 sub the same day.

Now I’m using Geforce Now instead through a Shield with controller and is currently enjoying Control maxed out with raytracing in the living room without noisy fans and low console settings. It’s great. 👍

I've only tried GeForce Now. How does it compare to Stadia?
 

Fat Frog

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I've only tried GeForce Now. How does it compare to Stadia?
Stadia: Simple, faster loadings, no queue.
GFN: Better graphics, Steam/EGS Library, more settings.

The input lag depends of your locations, i think. (Had similar good results for both)
 
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Fat Frog

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Anyone tried that Immortals: Fenyx Rising demo in stadia?

I have to say, i was fairly impressed with the snappiness of stadia there. I'm not a pretty mediocre internet connection & wifi, yet it felt absolutely responsive.

Image quality, on the other hand, was a bit of a disaster for me. Game looked like it was rendered at 480p and then upscaled and blurred. It's a little hard to say if that is down to the game itself, to stadia, or my particular connection though, I wonder what everyone else's experience is?
The 480p render is with the old plugin, i had the same crappy image.(we can download another plugin for a better image but i didn't since i received my CCU and the IQ was day and night)

Even on 4K don't expect a Series X IQ but it's quite honest and the bitrate will improve through time with yearly new codecs.

Stadia, Luna, GFN, they all have good results and they'll all improve sooner or later.
 

Fredrik

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I've only tried GeForce Now. How does it compare to Stadia?
Stadia have better stream quality, resolution and UI. Otherwise they’re about the same except that you can play maxed out PC versions on GeForce Now with raytracing.

There is some jank on GFN that Stadia don’t have. If you play on Shield and have 2 factors authentication there is no smooth way to do it, I’m using the Shield app on my phone as a touch pad to login, it works but the user experience is not good. Stadia’s UI on the other hand is superb.

But once the games are up and running both services are pretty awesome, best improvement on GFN over Stadia is that it’s 60fps on everything. And everybody is scared about latency but it’s not a problem imo. On GFN I have 15ms ping to servers up here in Sweden, on Control at 60fps I’m guessing the latency is about the same as local 30fps console versions. Don’t know the ping to Stadia servers but I had zero latency issues.

Edit: missed that you had GFN, rephrasing some answers
 
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hroerekr

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Yeah I have not once had a problem with the image quality on Stadia. But it doesn’t matter, for me Google essentially pulled the plug on the service when they closed their own Studios. I cancelled my day 1 sub the same day.

Now I’m using Geforce Now instead through a Shield with controller and is currently enjoying Control maxed out with raytracing in the living room without noisy fans and low console settings. It’s great. 👍

Image is not bad, but I definitely prefer the raw uncompressed image from a local machine.
But the same can be said between 4k Bluray discs and 4k Streaming. The bitrate difference is notable, but the general consumer either doesn't note or doesn't care and will always prefer the easiest and less expensive option.

Google needs to make it that: easy and cheap. That's how Netflix got their ground.

Also the issue is streaming. This will be a problem with E-Sport. Streaming will not be the future.

Being in the future doesn't mean the other options will vanish. E-Sports can still run local machines.
 

Fredrik

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Google needs to make it that: easy and cheap. That's how Netflix got their ground.


Being in the future doesn't mean the other options will vanish. E-Sports can still run local machines.
Yeah, personally I really couldn’t care less about input latency and compression artifacts, at my place it looks and feels good enough and that’s all that matters for me. Listening to streaming haters, unless it’s about server location and datacaps, is like listening to audiophiles talking about bit resolution or directional cables. I just don’t care.

But Google lost me, I was hoping for more studios, upgraded hardware and all Pro games since launch for everyone when subbing. And they closed their studio, didn’t upgrade the hardware and is still doing the sub-to-build-your-library thing I already hate from PS+ and XBL.
 
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ZoukGalaxy

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I have genuinely more interest in this gif then stadia.

They don't own physically bought games either. They own the medium it is stored on. Not the game. That is the same license as when you buy digitally.
And only YOU control this physical medium, that's the HUGE difference.
 
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