Google finally unveiled its much-awaited game streaming service called Stadia yesterday at the Game Developers Conference. Lots of people paid attention to what it unveiled and it appears that Microsoft’s Xbox boss Phil Spencer was one of them. An internal email sent by him following the event has surfaced online which promises employees that Microsoft will “go big” at E3 with its own gaming announcements.
Stadia is not a new console or set-top box for gaming from Google. It’s a completely cloud-based game streaming service which will enable players to stream titles at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second in Chrome browsers, Chromecast, and on Pixel smartphones.
Microsoft has been working on a game streaming service of its own. It recently demonstrated gameplay powered by the Project xCloud service in public. The company will obviously have more to share about the service at its E3 2019 press event.
“Google went big today and we have a couple of months until E3 when we will go big,” Spencer wrote in the internal email, adding that “Their announcement is validation of the path we embarked on two years ago.”
“We have the content, community, cloud team and strategy, and as I’ve been saying for a while, it’s all about execution. This is even more true today,” Spencer went on to say, reminding his team that Stadia won’t be the only major game streaming service on the market.