There is not much clarity, yet whether this will be an advertisement supported or a subscription based model. At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 company mentioned that it will create its own server farms and will stream games on any devices similar to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) culture. Stadia’s chief Phil Harrison, one of gaming industries’ most experienced executive said he will not be able to reveal much detail about the pricing model at the moment.
Welcome to #stadia ?— Phil Harrison (@MrPhilHarrison) March 19, 2019
Stadia is a plural of the Stadium. Google has been trying to setup fiber optic infrastructure, mainly to support its ambitious data-intensive plans. This means games like Assassin’s Creed, Tomb Raider and Doom can soon come on your screens, on-demand and in any part of the world. Nvidia’s GeForce Now launched in 2015 is still in beta and Shadow from French company Blade are still working on fine-tuning technical requirements and user landscape. Sony’s PlayStation Now has been streaming a limited number of games since 2014.