Can Google Stadia compete against Microsoft’s Project xCloud?

Zille Huma avatar. By: Zille Huma
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Google is going to launch its Stadia gaming platform later this year. The announcement was made at the Game Developers Conference 2019 held this year.

Likewise, in the next few months, Microsoft will start testing Project xCloud on a large scale. Moreover, Amazon is working on its in-house cloud-based streaming service as well.

Google Stadia offers console-free gaming experience to users. You can enjoy some popular games such as Doom Eternal and Tomb Raider after the official launch of Stadia.

Mike Nichols, who is Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer for Xbox admitted in a recent interview that they lack strong ties to game publishers and developers.

Emerging competitors like Google have a cloud infrastructure, a community with YouTube, but they don’t have the content.

Such a connection is necessary for delivering the expected content. Apparently, Google is well aware that Microsoft is 100 times ahead of its competitors in this area.

Microsoft entered the game industry in 2001. Since that day onward, the company have been successful in establishing major partnerships and relationships. However, he avoided discussing the weaknesses of the upcoming cloud-based streaming platform.

Google’s Stadia is supported by game developers

It looks like things are changing now and the game development community is strongly supporting Google’s Stadia platform.

This fact was also confirmed by Phil Harrison who is working as a Google executive. If you are thinking about the difference between both services, yes there is a major one.

The CFO of Microsoft, Mike Nichols said that Windows PCs and an Xbox consoles will provide gamers with a better user experience as far as the quality is concerned.

Microsoft offers the best experience when it comes to local processing power, therefore it will have an edge over Google Stadia. Google’s service is completely relying on the cloud and that differentiates it from Microsoft’s service.

We expect to see fierce competition between both of these platforms.

We will have to wait until Google launches its Stadia project. Then we will be able to analyze the true potential of this project and compare it to Project xCloud.



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