During the briefing for Google’s Stadia reveal, many were told that video game streaming is the future. But just how many people believe that? Well, in Europe, about 15% of gamers.
In a survey conducted by Ipsos MORI’s GameTrack for GamesIndustry.biz, they deduced that only a measly 15% were interested in streaming games to their home.
Our of that 15%, 12% already subscribe to services such as PlayStation Now, Shadow, GeForce Now or some other cloud gaming service. Only 3% of the surveyed gamers showed themselves as being “fairly interested” in the upcoming trend of cloud gaming.
The survey took place across the UK, France, Germany and Spain with 70% overall confirming that they were definitely not interested. German players were the least interested in the upcoming technology with 10% declaring an interest; the UK was the most interested at 23%.
Despite the news of extreme bandwidth usage for Stadia users, gamers weren’t worried about their internet connection when it came to streaming games. Just 32% of gamers were worried about their internet connection.
It’s more of a matter of taste and ownership. 31% of gamers surveyed still bought packaged games with just 22% deciding that a subscription-based service was a good value for money. If anything came out of the survey, it was that most gamers would be more interested if they could download the titles to their hard drives, just like PlayStation Now.