The rumors turned out to be true. Google streaming service Stadia does not seem to have been the success they were hoping for, and now they have announced that the streaming technology itself is available for other companies to use.
It calls the initiative “Immersive stream for games”, which not only allows corporate customers to take advantage of Stadia’s streaming technology but also uses tools for porting games and analytical tools. And they actually already have one customer: the American telecom company AT&T. They use the technology to let some of their customers play Batman: Arkham Knight directly in the browser, in 1080p and 60 fps.
An interesting concept, and perhaps it will be the starting shot for more and more companies to start offering a streamed game or two as an incentive to subscribe to their services or buy their products.