Qualcomm predicts the death of game consoles: At GDC 2019, Google introduced the gaming cloud service Stadia, which will allow running “big games” on smartphones, weak PCs and TVs. Gamers met the announcement with skepticism, but the head of Qualcomm believes in the success of cloud technologies.
What is known?
According to Cristiano Amon, cloud services are the future of the gaming industry. The same Stadia will allow you to run AAA projects on smartphones and weak computers so that in the future the consoles will become useless.
Sony and Microsoft are already preparing for the release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlet, which will delight gamers with powerful stuffing, but, according to Amon, can become the latest game consoles.
“In our opinion, there is no doubt that the cloud is a new console”
The head of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot believes in the bright future of cloud services, and Electronic Arts even bought GameFly, which can be called the analog of Stadia. Microsoft is also preparing its own “gaming cloud”, which, according to rumors, may release a special console for streaming games.
At the same time, cloud platforms require fast and stable Internet, which is still a dream for some countries. To run the game in 1080p Google Stadia will require a speed of 25 Mbps, so taking into account the cost of the subscription and the router, cloud gaming can be expensive.