The power upgrade will roll out in multiple waves starting October 26. Shadow offers its users access to a virtual cloud PC on which any application can be run. The new configuration includes an AMD Epyc 7543P processor with four cores and 16 gigabytes of RAM. To make the service suitable for gaming, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 cards and AMD GPUs with RDNA 2 architecture, including the Radeon Pro V620, are available. Shadow supports PCs, smartphones, smart TVs, and VR glasses.
Cloud gaming service Shadow is already available in Germany
Early Access starts in early October
While a normal Shadow subscription costs 29.99 euros per month, the power upgrade costs an additional 14.99 euros per month. If you want to use the service during the early access phase at the beginning of October, you will only have to pay 9.99 euros. From September 20, it will be possible to pre-order the power upgrade. The service is currently available in France, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Shadow will also be available in Austria and Canada on September 15. Italy, Spain, Denmark and Sweden will be added in the fall.
Unlike game streaming services like Google Stadia and Xbox Cloud Gaming, Shadow provides a full remote PC. Not only games, but also other applications can be started in the cloud and streamed to any device. In a demo shown at Gamescom, the technology worked flawlessly. Aside from occasional micro stutters, which are likely due to the network connection, there were no noticeable lags during gameplay.
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