The game streaming world is currently very competitive, but it is not yet clear which approach is the best. Shadow is now offering a new subscription, in which you basically rent a complete Windows 10 gaming PC that you can finally access at any time via the cloud.
Of course, this has the advantage that you can use all of your games via Shadow and not, as with Stadia, have to hope that they will be available, only to have to buy them again at a much too expensive price. Since Shadow basically only rents PCs, unlike Nvidia at GeForce Now, the company shouldn’t have any problems with publishers.
The new model offers three different subscriptions, whereby the performance of the rented gaming computer and the available memory differ. The “Boost” subscription is available from June for 12.99 euros if you take one year, otherwise you pay 14.99 euros per month. You get a GeForce GTX 1080, a quad-core CPU with a clock frequency of at least 3.4 GHz, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of space for your games, whereby the memory can be expanded at an additional cost.
With the cheapest subscription, all titles should be easy to play in 1,080p, whereby you can get an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 for 29.99 euros per month, for 49.99 euros there is even a Titan RTX – both configurations should be for 4K HDR at 60 Frames per second or for 1080p at 144 fps are sufficient, but these require a server upgrade, which means that they will only be available from 2021.
In addition, the app has been completely redeveloped to become more user-friendly, a VR program is currently being tested as a beta in the USA. It remains to be seen whether this is enough to compete with the great competition from Google, Microsoft and Nvidia. More information about Shadow is available on the official website.