“Cyberpunk 2077” on Stadia is a great reason to convert to Google’s cloud gaming
Cyberpunk 2077 shines on next-gen consoles and Stadia. Among controversies, refunds, and bugs, the version for the Mountain View system instead works very well: small revenge for a platform so far not widespread.
In the controversy raging around Cyberpunk 2077, in which developers admitted they underestimated the problems of the game, especially for older generation consoles, while Sony and Microsoft are accused of not having checked properly before certifying it and are now denying refunds, for the moment there is only one big winner: Google Stadia.
In fact, the version for Google’s Cloud Gaming platform currently represents the best compromise to fully enjoy Cyberpunk 2077, obviously, if you have the possibility of being in the right place, that is served by a high-level broadband connection, and at the right time, that is, if no one in the house is making video calls on Zoom or watching series on Netflix.
If you exclude these problems or a possible blocking of all Google services, currently playing in streaming Cyberpunk 2077 allows you to enjoy all the aesthetic beauties of the game without having to worry about a high-end computer or castrated versions for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, not to mention the scarce availability of consoles.
Indeed, until recently it was possible to buy the game and receive the entire Stadia Pro package for free, then Chromecast, dedicated controller, and subscription to enjoy the game in 4K, and, obviously, the offer was snapped up, by quickly registering the sold out. If you want, however, you can play it directly on Chrome or on Android devices even simply by buying the game and connecting a compatible pad, both Sony and Microsoft ones are fine. Added to this is the news that Stadia is now also available for iOS devices, so if you want you can enjoy the lights of Night City on iPhone and iPad.
Mind you, there are still bugs and usually, the version for Stadia updates a few days later than those for PC and console, but the ability to play it wherever there is a good connection, without having to worry about anything else, have brought many to define Cyberpunk 2077 the real “killer app” for cloud gaming, that game that alone is worth the purchase and that in fact has prompted many to re-evaluate Stadia. Real revenge for a platform that, with the approach of the first year of life, has not yet managed to carve out a substantial slice of the market in the varied panorama of video games.
Obviously, it is too early to say whether this situation will prove to be a change of pace for Stadia because it is based on a series of factors specific to this moment: a much anticipated and poorly optimized game, the scarcity of next-gen consoles, and the costs necessary to make a PC capable of running it as in promotional films, however, for many it could be an interesting first experience without costs other than the game, a new way of understanding part of the sector that, perhaps, in a few years will seem the norm. For now, let’s enjoy Cyberpunk 2077.