Walmart obviously has the resources and funds to build a game streaming service, but that's only part of the picture.
Despite rumors, Google Stadia was never meant to have a physical console, said Google's Phil Harrison during a recent interview. According to the report, Stadia will be a gaming platform for everyone.
It might also make sense for Walmart to wait out the first movers for a bit and see how the game streaming wars play out. It might be bad news for Game Shop Owners as it eliminates the middle man from the Equation. However, the game which will support up to 4K resolution, HDR and 60 fps gameplay does not have a confirmed launch date yet.More news: Powerball numbers: Did you win Saturday's $495 million lottery jackpot?
The middle of the week saw a Google executive provide some more information about the technology company's new video game streaming service. Walmart, meanwhile, isn't keeping the cloud in-house: it recently came into a five-year partnership with Microsoft to use Azure and Microsoft 365 products across its platform on projects geared toward machine learning, AI, and data platforms. While at this time that's a limited number, Stadia holds a lot of potential.
Saying it's "Netflix for games" is a little reductive, but that's really the only service it's comparable to.
By using Chrome as the point of entry, Stadia promises a premium gaming experience to a wide variety of platforms: phones, tablets, PCs, and TVs. "With today's news, indie game developers in particular, will be put under increasingly pressure to create games for variable pay in shorter time frames", said Patrick Weekers, growth director at Utomik, the subscription-based gaming service. It has plans to go up to 8K streaming at 120+ fps in the future. Share your thoughts with us in the comments. A feature in Stadia called Crowd Play is responsible for that.