Massive supporter of Stadia and the tech here also fully aware of what it is and what it isn't but getting fed up to the point it's almost time to abandon it, interested to hear the thoughts of others who ditched Microsoft or PS or PC to go down this new route, how are you feeling guys at this stage because it feels not dead to me but very under used and under promoted.
@ARGAH As I just responded to a similar post, I share the same sentiment. Google no longer seems as invested in this project as it was a couple of months ago. Now, I might just be completely, and utterly wrong in my assessment, but perception often holds more weight than truth even. Still, I am hopeful, as I love the tech (tech above all else for me), so I will continue sticking around for a while.
Hi Stadia streamer thanks for reply, checked you out on mixer a few times.... Agree we should stick around but I legit tried to sell my premier version today and got offered £20 because the store had absolutely no idea wtf I was selling, when Google refuse to advertise and nobody who doesn't already know what we got is makes it a marketing failure we are pretty much stuck with, they really need to get this out there big time.
Stadia is an early step and dominant force into the potential future of cloud gaming. But the bigness of it still depends on the development of the internet technology. And which direction it will go.
@ARGAH I'm perfectly fine with the way things are going. I'm still grinding away at FF15 and haven't even had a chance to dive into another game yet. The only thing on my wish list is some achievement UI on my phone. Other than that I'm perfectly happy with the way things have been going
I’m still very much in doubt if I should cancel my subscription or not. It still amazes me how well this works by now. But in reality I have nothing I really feel like playing on it. And no games coming out I wanna play in the foreseeable future.
but god I love the tech 😊
@mcnichoj I still have Xbox until recently had no desire to go back but feeling like it now which is a shame because Stadia is way more powerful, faster loading and better frames, the silence is deafening though and hardly any players is a big issue, just getting fed up.
I think the biggest problem is that most gamers have no patience. They want everything right away with full functionality and lowest cost possible. Sometimes I am like that too, but normally I can be patient to wait for games until they are available.
Personally I think that Google is working hard behind the scenes, but everything takes time. I guess it takes time to talk with the developers to adapt their game to this new platform AND make sure everything is running smoothly before bringing it broken to the platform. Of course, bugs might always occur here and there, but they also work on it to fix it (even when that also takes several weeks, see the Final Fantasy issue before).
I agree though, I would love to also have more communication like daily or weekly updates, but I can understand that no news are coming when there is nothing to tell to the community as they are still working behind the scenes.
I guess in the future more games will definetely coming to the platform (Stadia) and we can all enjoy, but tbh I would love to have a functionable game instead of a broken piece...
I was amazed by how quickly Stadia implemented the achievement system (something that was not an urgency), but up until December, it no longer feels like some critical, community-building features are a priority. Let me give you an example.
I have hundreds of people in my friend list on Stadia, and I meet many more whenever I play Destiny 2. But there is little to no way of communicating with them (most of them don't use mics or the forum). Sometimes, I receive invitations to play while I am busy doing other activities, so I decline joining them, and vice-versa if they are busy. After a while, you just stop inviting those people. A simple platform chat system would resolve that, and actually help Stadia towards building a community.
And now, we are about 3 months in, with no information about such system. As you said, they are probably working on it behind the scenes, but unless they communicate with their community on these important features, we can only conclude that nothing is happening.
Honestly a messaging system would go a long way to make destiny better, so many random invite I literally just ignore now and I'd imagine a simple feature like that missing has driven many away from destiny, also uploading clips is an absolute basic that should be there and then get the OS to include a news feed with friend clips etc. and get a store on Chromecast too instead of mobile.
Unlike many others I don't care about more games it's the basics that should be here by now which aren't and makes it feel so threadbare, they gotta get something done soon.
Maybe the achievements are very simple to add and can't be an issue. A messaging system is something that brings thoughts, it needs to be monitored so there's no harrassment, kids are safe, no one spamming ads or hacks, etc.
You may be absolutely right on that. However, that is not the issue at hand. For the sake of argument, let's just say that adding a messaging system to Stadia would take 9 months due to some of the lesser known complexities of such implementation, as you mentioned. Now, imagine that throughout that entire process, the Stadia team says nothing and remains silent, up until they finally release it. Therein lies my concern.
I completely understand that they might not be able to tell us when such and such game might be coming to the platform. But it would be cool if we were provided with a roadmap of some of the things Stadia has a bit more control over. And if those timelines change, perfectly fine. The silence is just a bit unnerving to me
I still love it. It has fulfilled my expectation of play games anywhere as long as you have a reliable internet connection, I use the service everyday and haven't encountered too many issues with it.
I'm a PC fan, had to sell my gaming PC to make room. I'll eventually buy a gaming laptop in the future. Had Xbox 360 and PS3 but barely touched them after beating some exclusive games. Still play the Switch once in a long while. Now I mainly game on Stadia because it's just so easy.
Not necessarily fed up but concerned...
Finished AC Odyssey yesterday and once I finish Metro I will have pretty much played all the games available (either on stadia or previously on other platforms)
Reluctant to purchase any more as there's a high chance they will become pro games in March so am left wondering what I will play next....
If they could get uplay over the line it would be a quick win to add some additional titles.
Loving the tech, just hoping it keeps moving forward...
Nervous that all negative feedback around user numbers etc is causing developers to hold off.