Google’s Cloud Game Strategy Post Stadia

Google’s Cloud Game Strategy Post Stadia

DFC Intelligence is doing a series of reports and in-depth research on the future of cloud games, live service games and the emergence of games as a service.  As part of this research, we are talking with experts from the leading companies in the industry.  With products like Google Play and YouTube Google has been a behind-the-scenes leader in video games for years. Becoming a leader in AAA games has been more challenging. Early this year Google shut down its cloud game s.....
Nvidia GeForce NOW is Strong Competitor to Google Stadia

Nvidia GeForce NOW is Strong Competitor to Google Stadia

The GeForce NOW cloud gaming service has been operating for several years. Today in a blog post, Nvidia announced GeForce Now is open for all and the service is officially launching. GeForce Now is launching as a $5 a month subscription service. This $5 price includes the first 3-months free and is good through 2020. There is also a free.....
The Failure of Google Stadia

The Failure of Google Stadia

When we had our first look at the Google Stadia streaming service at GDC in March 2019 we left uncertain. To us it was unimpressive, but we were told Google had more up its sleeve. Last week Google Stadia officially launched (we think) and it became clear the emperor has no clothes. Google Stadia is dead on arrival. I.....
Will it be Sony and Microsoft versus Google and Amazon?

Will it be Sony and Microsoft versus Google and Amazon?

Last week many industry observers were surprised when Sony and Microsoft announced a deal to work together on cloud games/AI and other technology.  This deal was done at the highest level of both companies.  The big question of many observers is whether Sony and Microsoft are teaming up to fight a perceived challenge from newcomers like Google and Amazon? The deal basically has Sony using some of Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform technology to develop game and content streaming serv.....
Google Has Solid Brand Strength Among International Gamers

Google Has Solid Brand Strength Among International Gamers

After the Game Developer’s Conference, DFC Intelligence wrote about how Google Stadia will face many challenges trying to make an impact in the gaming community.  However, our most recent survey confirms what we have been seeing for a long time.  The Google brand is quite strong among video gamers. To look at the potential for streaming games, .....
Google Stadia Underwhelms at Game Developer’s Conference

Google Stadia Underwhelms at Game Developer’s Conference

For a long time, the industry knew that major players were looking to get into the game market via streaming services. Google, of course, was one of the largest such players. At the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, Google officially unveiled its Google Stadia gaming service. Many in the industry breathed a sigh of relief as it appears Google is nowhere near being a major player. DFC Intelligence has been covering the potential of streaming, cloud and digital distribution.....

Google’s Nexus Player Streaming Box

OCT. 16, 2014 • Google Inc. is back in the television set-top business with its new $99 Nexus Player. Preorders for the unit start October 17 but Google has not announced an official launch date. The Nexus Player is one of the first devices to run on the latest Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS, which has been optimized for large screen HDTVs. Major features include Google Cast, a wealth of streaming content providers and access to Android games and other apps available.....