Obi Wan 1 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 30 Points View Profile 8 Obi Wan Newbie August 12, 2019In: Stadia Why would someone who plays Xbox or PlayStation switch to Stadia? 8 Why do you think someone who already has a game console should switch to google stadia? What is the difference of stadia from ordinary consoles? What advantages or disadvantages will it provide us? google stadiagoogle stadia advantagesgoogle stadia disadvantagesplaystationxbox Share Facebook 2 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Moriarty Hungary 4 Questions 3 Answers 1 Best Answers 58 Points View Profile Moriarty Newbie Commented on August 13, 2019 at 5:20 pm Cloud gaming is a whole new breed of gaming service. It allows you to only have the thinnest of gaming clients, but requires a hefty Internet connection for the streaming. It also means you no longer need to “buy” games. You simply stream them from a subscription service. This is Google Stadia and PlayStation Now and, to some degree, Xbox Game Pass. With these streaming services, you can play these streamed games on any compatible PC computer. No longer do you need customized hardware systems and special controllers (though, you probably do want to use a nice controller of some kind). With that said, you will need hardware to run Google Stadia. Google Stadia isn’t something you can “switch” to without hardware. You can’t switch from an Xbox or PlayStation to Google Stadia. Google’s Stadia doesn’t offer standalone Stadia console hardware. If you wanted to “switch”, you would be required to buy a Chromebook or a Chromecast device or some kind of Google enabled TV or device that supports Stadia. This means that “switching” in the way that this question is worded is not really possible. Additionally, Google’s Stadia has competition in the form of PlayStation Now service, GEForce Now (Nvidia’s service) and Xbox’s Game Pass (not exactly streaming, but similar enough). Note that there is no technical reason why Google Stadia couldn’t run on the Xbox One or the PlayStation. However, it’s unlikely to see a Stadia client approved by Sony or Microsoft for these platforms, but Google Stadia could run on a console. It’s just that Stadia competes directly with both Sony’s and Microsoft’s similar gaming services. Microsoft and Sony are not about to allow that level of consumer choice on their consoles. It comes down to this. The only reason to choose one game subscription service over another is for its game library. This is the key. If you are considering moving to Google Stadia (and need appropriate hardware to run it), I’d suggest reviewing the games in the Stadia library before jumping on board. PlayStation Now, for example, would include Sony game exclusives not available on Stadia. Xbox Game Pass would, likewise, include Xbox exclusive titles. If you’re looking for specific game franchises, you will want to determine the game library that offers those titles before investing in any subscription service (or, indeed, hardware to run them). Of course, with any subscription service, you’re free to join and leave as you wish. This means you can play your fill in one service and then dump that one and jump to another. The flexibility of subscription services allows you to use them and cancel them as you please. The downside is, of course, that you never actually own any of the games. You’re simply renting access to those games for the duration of your subscription. 0 Reply Bob 1 Questions 9 Answers 0 Best Answers 49 Points View Profile Bob Newbie Commented on August 12, 2019 at 10:53 am The biggest reason, would be to play PC exclusive games, and PC versions of games. That would be my starting point, and I would also consider the advantage of lower cost of upgrading over time. In the PC space, if you want to play the latest games at the best settings and quality, you are making upgrades to your PC roughly every two years. With consoles this is starting to feel like a four year cycle with the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X that recently came out and are on deck for upgrade models. With hardware virtualized and in th cloud, the way Stadia is supposed to work, theoretically they could upgrade the hardware periodically spread the cost over all the users. Finally, you can be super lazy and never switch discs. Technically you could do this now with Xbox One and PS4, but it will be standard on the Stadia. 0 Reply Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Login with your Social ID Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.