Stadia Backlash Addressed by Google - Prima Games

Stadia Backlash Addressed by Google

by Liana Ruppert

The Google Stadia launch was less than stellar with many condemning the latest gaming experience as doomed before it ever really had a chance to get started. While this is a service promised to grow, many reviews reflected poor performance issues that seem to belay the very promise of the Google Stadia. Now, Google is addressing recent concerns. 

Some outlets outright called Google a liar for their product delivery, while others remained reserved until the service had a few more months to stretch out it legs. While the performance issues did highlight a blatant contradiction in terms of delivery for its $8.99 pro subscription price point, Google is saying that the dream is to have developer freedom in mind and that the performance issues witness will improve. 

In a recent statement made to Eurogamer, Google had this to say: 

“Stadia streams at 4K and 60 FPS – and that includes all aspects of our graphics pipeline from game to screen: GPU, encoder and Chromecast Ultra all outputting at 4k to 4k TVs, with the appropriate internet connection. Developers making Stadia games work hard to deliver the best streaming experience for every game. Like you see on all platforms, this includes a variety of techniques to achieve the best overall quality. We give developers the freedom of how to achieve the best image quality and framerate on Stadia and we are impressed with what they have been able to achieve for day one.

“We expect that many developers can, and in most cases will, continue to improve their games on Stadia. And because Stadia lives in our data centers, developers are able to innovate quickly while delivering even better experiences directly to you without the need for game patches or downloads.”

Before the launch of the Founder’s Edition, many were concerned that Google’s track record with quitting projects before they’ve had a chance to see fruition would spell out failure for the Stadia. Others thought the paltry launch line-up was also a worrying sign. 

With a setup like the Stadia, it really is a matter of “only time will tell.” The feedback has been numerous, now it’s up to Google to deliver on their promise or fold their cards. 

Liana Ruppert

With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!