Stadia Loses Part of Key Staff to Jade Raymond's Team
Jacob Blazewicz, 05 May 2021, 18:31
Google has parted ways with more employees overseeing Google Stadia. John Justice, vice president and head of product, has left the company's ranks, and a number of others have joined Haven Studios, founded by Jade Raymond.
xCloud Exclusivity as Microsoft's Bargaining Chip for Reduced Profit Margin
Szarmancki, 05 May 2021, 17:26
Thanks to the Epic Games vs. Apple court battle, we now know that Microsoft was planning to cut its 30% profit margin on Xbox game sales in exchange for exclusive streaming rights on xCloud. Those plans have been abandoned, at least for now.
Xbox Game Pass Streaming Will Let Us Play PC Games Too
Bart Swiatek, 20 April 2021, 10:06
Responding to an Internet user's question on Twitter, Phil Spencer - the head of Xbox - noted that PC games will sooner or later be available for xCloud streaming on Xbox Game Pass. For now, however, the priority is on console titles.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Introduce Backward Compatibility on Android
Hubert Sledziewski, 31 March 2021, 20:50
Microsoft has announced that from today the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service enables us to play last-gen games, via backward compatibility and cloud, on mobile devices.
Remote Play Together Beta Ends; Valve Announces Sale and Event on Steam
Jacob Blazewicz, 23 March 2021, 13:44
Steam finished testing a new version of Remote Play Together. From now on, users can play selected titles with friends who do not have an account on Valve's platform. The company intends to celebrate the fact with a special sale and event.
GeForce NOW Subscription Price Increase
Bart Swiatek, 19 March 2021, 15:19
Nvidia informed that the GeForce NOW streaming platform has been around for over a year now. As a result, they have decided to replace the Founders subscription with a more expensive Priority subscription for new users.
EVE Anywhere Lets You Play Eve Online in Browser
Adrian Werner, 16 March 2021, 14:28
The team at CCP Games launched the beta of EVE Anywhere, a streaming service that lets you play EVE Online in the browser.
Xbox Will Run Steam and Epic Games Store Titles, Including Death Stranding
Karol Laska , 09 March 2021, 21:15
The new version of the Microsoft Edge browser for Xbox consoles will enable us to use platforms originally intended for PC, such as Steam and Epic Games Store.
Steam Remote Play Together Available to Everyone
Przemyslaw Dygas, 03 March 2021, 21:30
A new update to the Steam platform has brought a full version of the Remote Play Together feature. This allows local multiplayer games to be played remotely.
Microsoft Tests Full HD in xCloud
Ness, 01 March 2021, 16:22
Microsoft plans to expand its xCloud streaming platform. The first screenshot showing the game running in Full HD has appeared online.
Google Rumored to Have Canceled Several Emerging Stadia Games
Ness, 28 February 2021, 21:36
Google has canceled a number of games over the past year that were due to appear on the Stadia streaming platform. Among them were Hideo Kojima's horror game, an action game by a former Ubisoft employee, and a sequel to Journey to the Savage Planet.
Failure of Google Stadia According to Former and Current Employees
Ness, 27 February 2021, 20:20
Lack of understanding of the industry, spending huge amounts of money on ports of major titles, and a rushed launch - these are a few reasons for the failure of Google's streaming platform Stadia as reported by several former and current employees of the company.
Steam Tests Option to Play Together Without an Account
Jacob Blazewicz, 25 February 2021, 11:11
Valve has started testing a new Steam client. The beta enables us to check out an enhanced version of the Remote Play Together service, which lets us invite people without an account on the platform to play together.
Google Cannot Fix a Bug in Its Own Stadia Game
Ness, 23 February 2021, 17:23
At the beginning of the month, a game called Journey to the Savage Planet was added to Google Stadia's offer, but a few days later a bug appeared in the game which made it impossible to continue playing. The bigger problem is that there is nobody who can fix it.
Electronic Arts Patents Instant Game Launch Technology
Szarmancki, 19 February 2021, 22:15
Electronic Arts is working on a new technology to allow games to run instantly without having to download them first. It wants to use data streaming for this purpose.
Google Blames ZeniMax Acquisition for Closure of Stadia's Devteams
Szarmancki, 17 February 2021, 17:59
According to a recent report from Kotaku, the closure of studios developing games for Google Stadia could have been influenced by Microsoft's buying streak and recent acquisitions of ZeniMax Media and Bethesda Softworks.
Google Stadia Shuts Down In-house Studios to Pursue Other Goals
Ness, 02 February 2021, 12:47
Google has closed its two studios in Montreal and Los Angeles. Stadia will continue to offer streaming of games from other publishers, but will no longer receive any original productions, other than those already in development.
Stadia Pro With 30-minute Trial Without Our Credit Card Number
Paul Musiolik, 22 December 2020, 21:17
Google offers a half-hour trial version of the Stadia Pro subscription without requiring a credit card number. But does that make any sense?
Stadia and GeForce NOW May Save Cyberpunk 2077 Players With Weak Hardware
Tom Borys, 10 December 2020, 20:36
You're worried your hardware won't be able to handle Cyberpunk 2077? Google Stadia and GeForce NOW are here to help.
Cyberpunk 2077 Launch Schedule in GeForce NOW Revealed
Agnes Adamus, 07 December 2020, 19:39
Collaboration between CD Projekt RED with Nvidia takes shape. Today it was announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will appear in GeForce NOW on the day of its release.
GOG with GeForce Now Integration
Milosz Szubert, 20 November 2020, 19:51
GOG.com representatives have announced their cooperation with Nvidia. Geforce NOW ssubscribers will be given the opportunity to play games from the platform in the cloud. First titles to receive support for this feature will be Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Control Ultimate Edition Available on Nintendo Switch; Hitman 3 Inbound
washi, 28 October 2020, 20:56
Nintendo has officially announced that Control Ultimate Edition is now available in the eShop, and will soon be joined by Hitman 3. Both games will run through the cloud.
Facebook Reveals Its Own Free Cloud Gaming
Paul Wozniak, 26 October 2020, 20:37
Facebook Gaming now offers a cloud game streaming service. For now, it will offer free productions and there will be no dedicated subscription. Facebook announced that it does not intend to compete with services such as GeForce Now and Google Stadia.
Hell Freezes Over as Doom Eternal Gets Launched on a Fridge
Bartlomiej Sagan, 14 October 2020, 12:28
Doom fans are known for porting it to more and more ridiculous hardware. This time, the latest installment of the series was taken to the workshop, and it turns out you can easily run it on a refrigerator.
Microsoft Wants us to Use xCloud Instead of Demos
Bart Swiatek, 08 October 2020, 17:02
Microsoft is considering allowing players to use xCloud to test games they don't have - similar to a demo version.
Video Games are Ready for Netflix Model, Claims Analyst
Bart Swiatek, 29 September 2020, 16:30
Futuresource Consulting analyst Morris Garrard argues in a recent report that the video game industry is ready for Netflix's business model - a subscription that provides access to an extensive catalogue of games at a fixed monthly price.
Microsoft Plans Further Console Models After Xbox Series X/S
Agnes Adamus, 28 September 2020, 20:53
Phil Spencer has no intention to stop developing new consoles. According to the head of the Xbox department, the increasingly popular streaming services will not make Microsoft resign from working on new Xbox models in the coming years. This means that XSX and XSS will have successors.
Amazon Announces Luna, Its Own „Netflix for Gamers”
Bartlomiej Sagan, 25 September 2020, 12:25
Amazon announced Luna, a video game streaming service to compete with similar services from Google, Nvidia or Microsoft. The official controller and list of launch titles were also revealed.
Google Drive Will Automatically Delete Our Files From the Bin
Karol Laska , 17 September 2020, 22:44
No more storing files in the Google Drive bin forever. Under the new rules, data older than 30 days will be automatically deleted.
Take-Two's CEO: „We Didn't Waste Money on VR.”
Milosz Szubert, 17 September 2020, 17:41
During an interview for Protocol, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, spoke quite skeptically about VR. He said he was happy that he hadn't shared the huge enthusiasm for the platform for years and „didn't waste any money on it”. He is also not convinced about gaming in the cloud.
Microsoft Launches Its Game Streaming Today
Bartlomiej Sagan, 15 September 2020, 13:26
Today the xCloud streaming service is ending its trial period. Available as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, it will offer over 150 games known from Microsoft's consoles and PC.
Here's Why Netflix Doesn't Need Ads
Bart Swiatek, 09 September 2020, 14:21
In a recent interview, Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings revealed why his platform does not need ads. The businessman believes that the model used by his company offers more stable revenues and greater potential for growth.
Apple Patents its Own Game Streaming on 5G
Sodar, 18 August 2020, 18:46
An Apple's patent for streaming games over the 5G network has recently been made public. According to it, a game is to be played on a server and the mobile device is only to display the transmitted image.
xCloud Available for Game Pass Ultimate Subscribers [Updated]
Paul Wozniak, 12 August 2020, 14:25
From today, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can use the xCloud service on Android mobile devices.
Apple Confirms: Stadia and xCloud Unavailable on iOS
Jacob Blazewicz, 07 August 2020, 21:48
Apple has confirmed what we have long expected. Streaming services like Google Stadia and Project xCloud are against App Store's regulations. In other words, we won't see any of them on iOS devices.
Project xCloud - Release Date, Game List and Controllers
Karol Laska , 04 August 2020, 22:44
The xCloud service together with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will soon be launched on the global market. The most important titles that will be able to run on mobile devices, PCs, and Xbox were revealed.
Xbox Boss on Future Plans; Project xCloud in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Karol Laska , 16 July 2020, 21:13
Microsoft has shared its plans for the future of Xbox and all related services.
PS5 Patent Suggests Backwards Compatibility with PS1, PS2 and PS3 by Streaming
Sodar, 09 July 2020, 18:15
One of Sony's patents gives hope that not only PS4 games, but also those from earlier generations of consoles will run on the PS5. The key may be streaming.
Desperados 3 and Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord in GeForce NOW
Milosz Szubert, 03 July 2020, 13:10
The GeForce NOW streaming service library of games supported by GeForce NOW has been expanded with another twelve titles. Among them were such titles as Desperados III, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord and Polish Serial Cleaner.
Steam Cloud Play - Valve's Streaming Service Becomes a Fact
Christian Pieniazek, 28 May 2020, 20:08
Valve has provided the developers with the beta version of its streaming service. The goal of Steam Cloud Play, as it is called, is to integrate Steam with GeForce Now and, in the future, to connect it with other platforms of this type.
PS Now Becoming Increasingly Popular
Christian Pieniazek, 19 May 2020, 19:27
PlayStation Now, Sony's video game streaming service, is becoming increasingly popular. The Japanese reported that the number of its users has doubled since October 2019.
GeForce NOW With DLSS 2.0 Support in Selected Titles
Conrad Hazi, 03 May 2020, 15:09
GeForce NOW streaming platform now offers support for DLSS 2.0. The first game that will enable us to try out new graphics effects will be Control. In addition, another 21 titles will debut in Nvidia.
GeForce Now Loses Support of Other Major Publishers, i.e. Microsoft
Adrian Werner, 21 April 2020, 11:16
Nvidia is having a hard time convincing some publishers to GeForce Now. On Friday, the games published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Xbox Games Studios, Codemasters and Klei Entertainment will be pulled from the service.
Project Tempo - Amazon is Working on Its Own Streaming Service
Konrad Serafinski, 04 April 2020, 14:13
The NY Times reports that Amazon is preparing a response to Google Stadia and GeForce NOW. The mysterious product is to be Project Tempo, a streaming platform. An early version of the service is to launch this or next year.
New Games in GeForce NOW Every Thursday, Beginning With RT Control
Smoczy, 30 March 2020, 11:08
GeForce NOW will offer its users a new title every Thursday. One of the first productions added to the offer is Control with ray tracing support.
Ubisoft Will Support Nvidia's GeForce NOW
Bart Swiatek, 11 March 2020, 12:18
French company Ubisoft informed that all its titles - including the popular Assassin's Creed or Far Cry series - will be available on the GeForce NOW streaming platform.
Tim Sweeney: Epic Games Store Exclusives are Coming to GeForce Now
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 March 2020, 18:49
Tim Sweeney has declared his support for GeForce Now. Epic Games' boss has promised to release the games from his platform as part of the Nvidia service with the consent of their respective developers, including exclusive titles.
2K Games Pulls its Games From GeForce Now
Frozen, 07 March 2020, 20:37
2K Games is another major video game publisher, after Activision Blizzard and Bethesda, among others, that has decided to withdraw its support for the GeForce Now streaming service.
The Long Dark Removed From GeForce Now at Dev Request
Czarus, 02 March 2020, 12:50
The Long Dark has been removed from GeForce Now streaming service. One of the creators of the game, the founder of Hinterland Studio - Raphael van Lierop, commented on the matter. He informed that the owner of the platform - Nvidia - has never asked for permission to share their content.
„The Idea of Making Films is Dead.” Star of Altered Carbon on Streaming
Jacob Blazewicz, 28 February 2020, 15:09
Anthony Mackie apparently doesn't believe in the future of cinema. Star of Altered Carbon season 2 recently stated that currently producers do not work in the movie industry, but for streaming services like Netflix.