Stadia

xCloud streaming reportedly bests Google Stadia in early latency test
Quite the difference

xCloud streaming reportedly bests Google Stadia in early latency test

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At E3 2019, Microsoft is giving gamers the chance to try out "[Project xCloud],(https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-wont-force-you-stream-games-says-xbox-head-phil-spencer)" its game streaming service that competes with Google Stadia. The server is located 400 miles away, but you can access games like Gears of War 4 and Halo 5: Guardians – both of which run at 60 frames per second...

Microsoft won't force you to only stream games says Xbox head Phil Spencer
Different than Google Stadia

Microsoft won't force you to only stream games says Xbox head Phil Spencer

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At E3 2019, Microsoft revealed a number of new games and hardware. However, a lot of gamers are curious about how the company plans on addressing the shift to game streaming. According to Xbox chief Phil Spencer, it's all about giving players choice. While he didn't specifically mention Google Stadia, Spencer said that Microsoft doesn't want to tell you that "the console... is bad."

Google Stadia reportedly uses 1 TB of data in 65 hours for 4K streaming
Quite a lot

Google Stadia reportedly uses 1 TB of data in 65 hours for 4K streaming

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Google revealed the bandwidth requirements for the service, and you need a 35 Mbps connection to play games at 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. Unfortunately, this means that the data usage is quite high. While previous estimates said that Stadia needs 20 GB per hour, it seems like the latest figures are a little lower. PC Gamer managed to do an in-depth analysis of the data usage.

Google Stadia streaming requires subscription and game purchases in 2019
Stream Away

Google Stadia streaming requires subscription and game purchases in 2019

Asher Madan 35

It wouldn’t be E3 2019 without a few leaks. Everything from Stadia’s pricing, games, and requirements were revealed by press release that was posted early. The highlights of the leaked press release have to be that it’s launching in November, requires Chromecast at launch, costs Canadian $12 a month with separate game purchases, and comes with previously-released titles like Assassin’s...