The French start-up Blade, the company behind Shadow, launches its cloud gaming service in the United Kingdom. Just like in the United States, the company starts with pre-selling before accepting all customers.
For a monthly fee, you can rent a gaming PC in a data center near you. You can then access this beefy computer using desktop and mobile applications as well as the small box of the business. This is a real instance of Windows 10 – you can install Steam, Battle.net or whatever you want.
And UK customers will get exactly the same specifications. Each user receives a dedicated high-end Nvidia GPU – the company currently uses a mix of GeForce GTX 1080 and Quadro P5000. You also get 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and eight threads on an Intel Xeon 2620 processor. The company claims that it is a high-end gaming machine worth about 2 $ 100 / £ 1,500.
Let's talk about prices now. You can get an instance of Shadow for £ 26.95 a month with a one year commitment, £ 32.95 a month for a three month commitment and £ 39.95 a month without commitment. Even if you choose to commit, you do not have to pay everything in advance – you will be billed every month. Plans cost almost the same price in France and the United States
Finally, you can also get the little box of Shadow that you can plug directly into your TV or monitor. You can rent it for an additional £ 7.95 per month or pay £ 109.95 once. The first 500 British subscribers will get it for free.
Finally, make sure you have a fast and stable connection before you subscribe to Shadow.