Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Google Offers White Label Stadia Tech Starting With AT & T’s Free Arkham Knight Demo

Google has begun offering Stadia streaming technology as a white label product. This will allow other companies to effectively use this technology without becoming part of the Stadia ecosystem. This first notable example is from AT & T. It offers customers the opportunity to play Batman: Arkham Knight as a streaming game for free.

As reported by 9to5Google, AT & T Allow customers to stream Arkham Knight For free. The AT & T website does not mention the Stadia technology used to stream games, but both AT & T and Google both use the Stadia architecture, but outside the Stadia platform itself. I confirmed with IGN that there is. Please note that Arkham Knight is also not available as part of the Stadia service.

The game seems to only stream for a limited time (AT & T hasn’t disclosed the end date of the service), but it can be streamed in 1080p from Google Chrome or the Microsoft Edge desktop browser.

In a statement to IGN, an AT & T spokeswoman said, “This utilizes Stadia technology. In this demo, AT & T will allow gamers to play Batman: Arkham Knight directly from their website. Created a front-end experience. The game is virtually any computer or laptop. “

When Google shuts down its internal Stadia developers, Google suggests that it may use the technology in this new way, effectively avoiding partners being part of Stadia as a whole, while playing the game. Enabled to use the streaming function.

“There is an important opportunity to work with partners looking for gaming solutions built on Stadia’s advanced technical infrastructure and platform tools,” said Stadia GM Phil Harrison. February blog post.. “We believe this is the best way to build Stadia into a long-term, sustainable business that will help the industry grow.”

It’s unclear if it’s widely covered or what’s going to happen, but it’s an interesting first step for Google in a new direction. That step has been needed by the rocky roads that Stadia has had since its launch. Google reportedly spent tens of millions of dollars protecting AAA third-party games for streaming services, not to mention the cost of setting up an in-house studio.

However, the launch was sluggish and Stadia was reported to have missed multiple targets, significantly reducing the vision of the service. Stadia is still adding third-party games, but in the future it may look more like a technical solution than the platform itself.

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