Stadia, Google’s cloud-based gaming service, may fail to entice gamers: Experts

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New Delhi | Published: November 20, 2019 1:06:06 PM

Tech companies such as Google are trying to establish a foothold early - even with some kinks - before streaming becomes as established in gaming.

Google Stadia is now live in select countries

Google’s new game-streaming service Stadia demonstrates the possibilities of gaming from the cloud, but experts say it’s hindered by a lack of compelling games and a somewhat convoluted pricing scheme.

One analyst calls Tuesday’s launch more of a public beta test than an actual debut. The real test will come next year, when Stadia begins to compete with new video game consoles due out from Sony and Microsoft.

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Much like movies and music, the traditional video-game industry has been shifting from physical hardware and games to digital downloads and streaming.

Tech companies such as Google are trying to establish a foothold early – even with some kinks – before streaming becomes as established in gaming as Netflix is in video and Spotify in music.

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