Ubisoft is one of the first big companies to jump into the bandwagon for Google Stadia. Before Google even made the reveal of the current Stadia platform, the company was providing gamers with a free copy of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for players to test their streaming technology out. Now that Google has unveiled their plans and service for Stadia, it looks like Ubisoft is still very much putting some stake into the streaming streamline from Google. Thanks to an investors call made by Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot and CFO Frederick Duguet, it appears that Google Stadia will not only be an easy stream for revenue but a quick means to port games.
One of the elements that Ubisoft’s CEO was quick to make note of with their investors is that porting video game titles for Google Stadia is not costly. Instead, not only is this streaming service a relatively cheap means to port video games for players to enjoy, but the partnership with Google may prove to be profitable. That, of course, is speculation as Google Stadia has yet to make it out into the market.
There has been some push back on the service online. There was plenty of gamers online that assumed Google Stadia would be Netflix for video games. Google has since gone to Reddit to alert fans that this service is not just a subscription to gain access directly to a catalog of video games. As a result, gamers have questioned as to who Google is aiming this service for. For now, this service is just a means to enjoy the latest video game titles without needing the specific hardware requirements on PC or console platforms.
While Google has the funds to keep this service running, we’re curious as to how many adopters will regularly use this service as you’ll still need to purchase video game titles on top of paying for a subscription fee if you wish to gain access of 4K streaming along with other bells and whistles. For now, Google Stadia is slated to launch in November of this year of 2019 for those who purchase into the Founder’s Edition of the game. Those that are seeking just the free subscription access to Google Stadia will have to wait until sometime next year in 2020.