Stadia will demand a lot from your internet connection, but Google's VP believe internet service providers will make adjustments to enable people to enjoy the service.
Yes because ISP's love to give consumers more freedom. /s
Yeah they love charging an arm and a leg already after your first year With prices that love to fluctuate for no reason ISPs don’t care about giving people what they want because at the end of the day they know that in the majority of areas they’re the only company available The only way this even remotely works is if 5G kicks off and it’s as good as they say it is, then isp would really feel the pressure since consumers can move to another. But until then they know they have a majority of their customer in a tight grip. Sure they can leave, but again the alternatives are usually none or someone who may be worse
In Ireland we have a multitude of ISPs. It's very competitive and each one offers no data cap already. UK is the same. I can't see how any capitalist country wouldn't have competition in this market.
@sephiroth It’s different in the usa for a lot of parts. If you are lucky you can get two, but typically one is far worse than the other, but both like changing prices. Apartments are usually monopolize for just one provider. I’ve been all over the country here, charter/Comcast/suddenlink/fro ntier love charging higher for no cap premiums. I do a lot of in-home Internet work As part of job The main problem is that the infrastructure is old and dated, and cities typically only permit the current providers to be in, closing it off from competition. It’s why 5G is being pushed because they don’t need to run Ariel or tear up city blocks just to rerun new lines
That's what I was thinking. They'll solve the problem just fine. For a small fee of course. Either from Google due to net neutrality not existing anymore, or from their customers who pay for it. By a small fee I mean an exorbitant amount of course. ISPs are already having strain on their networks, they aren't in a hurry to help all these new technologies have an easier time. They're here to profit off these technologies. Oh look. Suddenly these sub services aren't quite as cheap or as beneficial as one might initially think.
they'll charge you a "gamer premium" add on
Yep virgin already did it here in the UK, extra £5 for VIP plus which allowed no downgrade between high peak times 5pm till 10pm. Safe to say it was scrapped after a month or so. They'll do the same mark my words, so that's console prices going up nxt gen with tariff, ps plus and live price increases, ISP prices will go up and also games will again go up by £5. Welcome to nxt gen
That's madness. I guess we don't have it so bad in Ireland when it comes to ISP's then. I don't think any providers have data caps anymore, 300mb is around the average speed with no congestion (Virgin provide that free of charge here) and prices are fair. Although we do get bent over a table for practically everything else.
Pay attention, the tariffs have been removed or at least delayed. So stop your crying, now what are you gonna complain about since you know how everything will play out in the future?
My ISP already does 10 bucks per month gets you a static IP and priority traffic for gaming services
Is this guy for real?If anything what ISPs will do is charge people even more once you reach data caps...sometimes i think this guys VIP of gaming publishers dont live on the same Planet has we!
The more I hear about Stadia, the more I think it will be DOA. It couldn't happen to a more deserving company.
Are you real Harrison???
He smoked a bit too much crack.
Those Dragon scales that acnologia gave him were too strong
I get the thought behind this, as everything moves to streaming ISP's will be put under more pressure from the customers (Netflix, Pandora, and now gaming are all streaming) so in theory they should start competing with the most, or unlimited data because consumers will flock to that. IN THEORY... In reality they are going to keep their data caps and just start cashing in on people going over because their kid was on Stadia until ,4AM streaming on their phone, most people will fight to pay the bill as opposed to switching services, I worked for one of the largest cell providers in the US for 4 years and people are willing to pay late / overage fee's every month then go through the hassle of switching providers.
The networks are already strained, and they're already charging more for better services. Sometimes by quite a bit. ISPs are probably the last companies I'd say are going to di this for cheap or free. It seems as more competition comes they make it even more expensive. It's all just a game to have lower introductory prices, to hope people will stay on longer after that period ends. They expect people to switch often. Even this whole 5g thing isnt going to bring us to the promised land, and is going to be overpriced for years, just like 4g was when it came around, because the phone companies are no better.
lmao no. Trying to convince our ISP to drop the extra $150 a month we'd have to pay to have an unlimited download limit is gonna be laughable at best.
From the article: «Harrison stuck to his guns when presented with this concern, saying he believes "ISPs are smart [and] they understand that they’re in the business of keeping customers happy and keeping customers with them for a long time."» Yeah, happy, that's why some of them set data caps, to keep customers happy, right?! Does Phil even understand what he's saying, seriously? Also, what will give them more money, you paying for access + data you exceeded or just paying for access? Unless we're talking about separate subscription that covers access + data you exceeded, but i don't think that'll make a customer "happy".
ISPs have absolutely no interest in keeping their customers happy. Even those rated highly are shady and screw over their customers at every opportunity. They'll let the complainers go, or give them extended promotional pricing, but know that 95% of people dont complain Data caps started because people started streaming and downloading more. I have no clue why having even more streaming would make them decide to go the other way
Who tf is he addressing??? I haven't seen a single soul who's interested in their service since announcement...
I'm interested. However, I want to see how it performs on a mobile network for example so I'm very skeptical about it.
Harrison is so niave, full priced games and now ISP will sort out the data caps pmsl, this is dead on arrival.
One of the worst executives in gaming history remains relevant and employed even though everywhere he has left was better before and after his tenure.
If anything, this'll give ISP's the bright idea to remove unlimited bandwidth and charge gamers for more space with "Premium plans for streaming/gaming".
lol, sure ISP's will solve the huge increase of bandwidth on their end by taking that loss. That's not how it works.
Another Don Mattrick pot head
Don or the other Phil lol. Ooops, didn't mean to say that....
Fools. Our gaming industry is run by fools.
The ISPs? The ones pushing for destroying net neutrality? They are going to save us? Okaay.
This guy comes off as pretty clueless sometimes.
Governments should of influenced change because our current infrastructure is capable of being far superior than it is but why do it when it will only cost the ISPs and they wont have any turn around.
in other words your ISP will give you nice beautiful internet service packages with very low prices with considerate data caps..............hmmm I think I'm going to throw up now.
Remember this is the Harrison who oversaw the disastrous PS3 launch and proceeded to get hired at Microsoft right before the disastrous Xbox one launch. Sony and Microsoft both recovered after his resigning. Everything this guy touches he kills.
That's it create a problem so someone else can sell you a solution win win for the corps but not us
I'm sorry Phil, but i believe that your belief is seriously misguided.
Rotflmao For a small increase of $250.99, you too could enjoy some Google Stadia!
Such value. At least the games will be low quality 4k with artifacts, and still have lag, because ISPs dont really bother with lag resolution unless it's really serious, and that's on a case by case basis. They certainly aren't going to do it for tens of thousands or millions of customers to keep them happy.
Phil Harrison is such an idiot...how can anyone put him in charge of anything other than a Dairy Queen?
Phil should just run for president of the US because his bs side talk is perfect for politics.
Not interested, never was and never will be interested in a streaming/internet only device. What was the other one, the Ouja or something like that l? It lasted for a few months and bankrupt.
Yeah right after they solve throttling and break up their cooperative duopolies...
F*** it, the ISPs will figure it out /s
America is super backwards when it comes to medical heathcare, gun control, and broadband compared to the rest of the world.
I have zero interest in a streaming console from any company so I'm a bit biased. But comcast says hello
Keep talking Phil. You're only digging the Stadia's grave that much deeper.
Phil has lost it since leaving Sony.
Less power to google.
Im a founder baby! Have Stadia founders edition pre ordered! video game hoarders who like to buy physical games just to collect them and never play them or people that just LOVE sitting through constant game updates and installations and downloads can have their out of date consoles. Google Stadia here I come baby!!
Yeah ISPs totally love embracing data sucking devices and helping the average Joe game all day and night is on their highest priority. Right next to convincing your grandmother see needs a 100mbps internet connection. I streamed rdr2 to my vita over 4g while I was traveling to see if it was possible it is and the 720p image cost 600mb for 25 minutes of Gametime. Streaming video is easy but that already outs an incredible load on our broadband networks but games that will topple ISPs not equipped with enough cvc
Im sure they will...... .....for a price
Yeah meaning they will charge you more so you don't have one.....yay
"I mean, it's one banana, Micheal... What could it cost? Ten dollars?" These people are living on another goddamn planet of they think ISPs are going to give up their overages for nothing. It's not like I have any choice in who I'm with either. Yay Spectrum.
Want NOTHING to do with the turd called Stadia other than use Google / Youtube services & even then I have a strong dislike as they heavily censor everything. The turd called Stadia doesn't allow for the downloading of games & it's never guaranteed that you'll have a stable internet connection.
This thing is going to bomb.
Another guy named Phil
D.O.A. If Google honestly believes this, they have completely lost touch with reality. I guess they've never experienced being throttled.
That’s a failing business model lmfao
Comcast is the largest cable provider in the United States, they have a option already with no data cap. I know that because I have it, its the Xfinity xFi. They will be fine.
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