Google Stadia has been in the public eye for a while now, and fans have been eager to try it out, but you’ll have to wait till it’s released because Google have announced that it won’t have a beta.
Phil Harrison, Google’s vice president and head of Stadia, confirmed as much in an interview with GamesRadar. On the face of it, this does seem rather strange, as Stadia will have to go through a period of trial and error before it becomes properly useable.
There are several things that should be tested hat Google can’t control, such as broadband speed and ISP handling high-bandwidth traffic during peak times.
Google seem to be adamantly not testing Stadia due to there being so much to do, at least that was what was the impression given in the interview.
“Just in terms of the scheduling of building out our data centers. The US schedule was started first and came online first, and the UK/European one came online second. It was just a sequencing of geographies and there was no intention to the meaning of that.”
So, let’s hope it works then.