Google Stadia has long been the talk of the town and the recent official unveiling has only contributed to the hype.
Fans are eager to try it but you’ll have to wait till it’s released since it won’t have a beta.
Phil Harrison, Google’s vice president and head of Stadia, confirmed as much in an interview with GamesRadar earlier today. Some say that Stadia will have to go through a period of trial and error before it becomes properly useable. GAME’s Boss certainly thinks so.
There are a variety of external factors outside of Google’s control, from your broadband speed to the way your ISP handles high-bandwidth traffic during peak times. So is a direct to launch approach the best option? Last year, some users did get to participate in a beta, albeit unwittingly. Project Stream lets players launch Assassin’s Creed Odyssey right from their browser window.
However, the experience was only available to some people and in only one territory (U.S). And even at that, a Reddit user who claims to have been one of the players, says that despite having ample broadband speed, it still didn’t work for him. Therefore one can not help but be slightly unsure about Google’s strategy.
Why is Google so adamant about not beta testing Stadia? Is it because it would take up space in the data servers or something else entirely? From the interview, it just seems that there’s just too much on their plate to do that.
let’s hope it works.