Is streaming the future of video games? Google certainly wants you to think so. Earlier this week, the company revealed its plans for Stadia, a streaming platform that, in theory, allows for the instantaneous streaming of big, AAA, modern video games through any device supported by Google. On paper it’s an impressive concept backed by impressive technology, but in practice? Well, we’re going to have to wait and see.
But many — ourselves included — argue that it isn’t time for game streaming to dominate just yet. Google’s shown us a glimpse of the future, but it’s a future that’s probably still a good number of years down the line. Or is it? That’s the question that we want you to answer.
Is Stadia the beginning of the end for traditional consoles? Is Google beating PlayStation to the inevitable punch? Is Google right to try and force game streaming so suddenly in 2019? Do you have any interest at all in streaming games to begin with? Let us know in our polls, and then give us an honest opinion in the comments section below.