Here's what we've learned: Google Stadia players can subscribe to the service for $ 10 a month or use the service for free by buying individual games. The service of Google works much like Netflix, where you stream games to your devices. Google's data center handles all processing. And Google will have a Stadia game controller that connects to Google's services via Wi-Fi, and has special buttons for sharing gameplay on YouTube and for calling game support through a Google Assistant button.
For both Apple and Google, streaming games are a new frontier that further enhances the wild popularity of gaming apps. Thanks to the high bandwidth provided by faster Wi-Fi and the upcoming 5G networks, streaming games with very little delay and advanced graphics can become possible. Developing the zeitgeist of gaming also opens up more revenue streams, giving Apple and Google the opportunity to earn subscription fees.
Especially for Apple, the introduction of games is part of greater efforts to provide hardware-related services. Theand even Apple Music are compelling reasons to keep the Apple world loyal and use an Apple device. Google is about the cloud, and the game platform shows its strengths. So players can participate in cloud-based games and then share the gameplay via YouTube.
Google – much more than Apple – is slowly filling in details about its game subscription service, and we have many more questions than answers that are appropriate for your style of play and would give you more for your money. We know (and do not know) about the game platforms.
When they come
Stadiums : Google has announced in an announcement before E3 that you will be able to playby visiting the Stadia Founder & # 39; Pre-order s Edition for $ 129. If you want to play individual games without subscription, you have to wait until 2020.
What's worth, Google Stadia has set up in its booth at the GDC to play for congress participants. In the short time I could play a game through Stadia, the service seemed solid, and I could not say I was streaming a game instead of playing it locally.
We also got a look at the service late last year. when Googleunder the name Project Stream.
Arcade : Apple confirmed at WWDC that Arcade will be released this year, though the timeframe has not been limited. We expect Apple to launch the iPhone 11 at an event in September, at which the company may announce additional arcade details.
Where They Will Run
Stadiums : The Google streaming game service is being viewed in a Chrome browser, on a television and connected to a
Arcade : Apple's Arcade on iPhone ($ 1,000 on Amazon) iPad ($ 249 on Walmart) Mac and Apple TV (169 US dollars at Walmart) .
What about controllers?
Stadia : Google has its own $ 70 controller for Stadia, which connects to the service via Wi-Fi. By signing up for the Founder's Edition package, you will receive a Night Blue Stadia controller with a purchase price of $ 129. You can also use your own controller. Arcade : According to Apple CEO Tim Cook of iOS and MacOS devices, as well as on Apple TV, provide interesting arcade gameplay opportunities and give Apple an answer to Google's Stadia game controller.an upcoming version of The controllers that work with Arcade on
Who will make the games?
Stadia : Google is partnering with a number of game developers, including Ubisoft and ID Software, to provide games for Stadia. At its pre-E3 event, Google showed a dozen games in stadiums, including
At the GDC, Ubisoft showed Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and ID Doom Eternal in stadiums. Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Odyssey has been on Google since Stadia was still known as Project Stream.you played it last year.
Google also opens its own gaming studio, but has not published any details about the games that are currently in progress. In Stadia there are exclusive games and games that are available elsewhere.
Arcade : Apple announced that all Arcade games are exclusive to the new program and are not available on other mobile devices or other subscription services.
Arcade will feature games by Annapurna Interactive, Bossa Studios, Cartoon Network, Finji, Giant Squid, Klei Entertainment, Konami, Lego, Mistwalker Corporation, Sega, Snowman and Ustwo. Apple is also entering the game design business, saying it adds to the development costs of games being put into service.
Stadiums or Arcades: What service is for you?
It is far too early to deal with the advantages and disadvantages. However, if you like console games and have a good internet connection, Stadia may fit in well with its controller-driven service. If you're casual or interested in indie games, Apple's approach may be a better choice. The arcade support for Microsoft Xbox One S ($ 279 on Amazon) and PlayStation DualShock 4 certainly makes the decision more interesting.
Apple Arcade Vs. Google Stadia
|Apple Arcade||Google Stadia|
|Release Date||This year||November for the Founder's Edition. 2020 to play for free.|
|Price||You will subscribe, but no prices yet||Free up to $ 9.99 per month plus single game price|
|Device||Telephone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV sets||All with an internet connection and a Chrome browser|
|Number of games||100 exclusive games to start||Unknown, but a mixture of exclusive and general|
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