Intro

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Main Discussion

Demos!

NEWS

Story 1

Phil Harrison on Data Caps

The ISPs have a strong history of staying ahead of consumer trend and if you look at the history of data caps in those small number of markets–and it’s actually a relatively small number of markets that have [data caps]–the trend over time, when music streaming and download became popular, especially in the early days when it was not necessarily legitimate, data caps moved up. Then with the evolution of TV and film streaming, data caps moved up, and we expect that will continue to be the case.

Phil Harrison talking to Gamespot

ISPs are smart [and] they understand that they’re in the business of keeping customers happy and keeping customers with them for a long time.

Phil Harrison talking to Gamespot

I’ve seen the math calculations that people have done. If you take 35mb/s, it’s not always 35mb/s because we use compression. There will be sometimes when actually it’s using significantly less data than that, so it’s not correct to multiply 35 mbp/s by the number of seconds that you play.

Phil Harrison talking to Gamespot

Story 2

On Game prices

The value you get from the game on Stadia means you can play it on any screen in your life – TV, PC, laptop, tablet, phone, I don’t know why it would be cheaper, I think that is going to be valuable to players. In theory, the Stadia version of a game is going to be at the highest-possible quality of innovation and sophistication on the game engine side.

The publisher or the developer is in as much control of the prices as we are, so it’s a bit difficult for me to say what the prices will be right now, But, we’re obviously going to be very aware of prevailing prices in the marketplace.

Phil Harrison talking to Eurogamer

Story 3

And on Beta testing

Geographically, the US is the most complex place to test; just because of the size of the country. And actually, Europe – and particularly the UK – are much… relatively, they are relatively easier to launch. So we are not going to do another test in the UK or Europe. If we had time we probably would have done so, but we don’t need to.

Phil Harrison talking to GamesRadar

Feedback

Outro

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Music your about to hear is Subterranean Kamikaze by Zircon, check out their stuff at zirconstudios.bandcamp.com

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