Relax everyone, Google are really happy where Stadia is right now and are very confident that they can deliver on their promises of 8K gaming, family sharing, loads of games, super Dolby soundscapes, touch sensitive llamas, and whatever else they guaranteed.
You just have to wait for them.
“This is great,” Stadia’s Andrey Doronichev told Engadget. “This is what this all about, right? It’s not just about some marginal improvements, it’s not about a specific feature. It’s about a big, bold statement of where we are going. We’re going there very, very confidently. So judging by the velocity so far, if anything, I’m more confident in our ability to deliver and over-deliver.”
While that’s lovely for Google it’s not such great news for the people who own Stadia right now.
Google are targeting Stadia at people who don’t play games, the ones who might, possibly, play one or two titles a year if they could. Unfortunately for them the people who pick up new gaming hardware on day one are hardcore gamers and they are rather more demanding.
“I’m super excited about the roadmap ahead of us,” Doronichev said. “We went ahead announcing our vision, which is big, and it will take us time to get there.”
See, Google are happy, what else matters.
If you do own Stadia then you can download the following games for free during the month of February.:
- GYLT is a haunted tale of mystery and terror. Face your worst fears as you travel through a nightmarishly beautiful universe crafted by the storytelling masters at Tequila Works.
- In Metro Exodus, flee the shattered ruins of dead Moscow and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey across post-apocalyptic Russia in the greatest Metro adventure yet.
Dom reviewed Google Stadia when it released a couple of months back and wrote:
Stadia is a wonderful streaming tech demo that gives us an idea of the patch-free, download-free future we could be living in, but little more. For anyone beyond those who simply must try out the newest piece of technology, it’s probably worth waiting for 2020 to really see how Google’s vision of our gaming future pans out
You can read the full Google Stadia review here.