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PS5 & Xbox Project Scarlett Will Be More Powerful Than Google Stadia, Says Insider

Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Project Scarlett will be more powerful than Google Stadia, according to Kotaku's Jason Schreier, a reliable gaming industry source.

Google sent shockwaves through the gaming industry when they announced their Stadia project last week. The streaming service, which should be launched later this year, will look to compete with Sony and Microsoft directly, with the presenter noting that Stadia will run on 10.7 teraflops, which is more than the operating speed of the PS4 and the Xbox One combined.

There is likely a fear that Stadia will hurt the PlayStation and the Xbox, ultimately making traditional console gaming obsolete. But, per Schreier, the upcoming systems from the gaming giants will be working with speeds higher than Google's 10.7 teraflops.

The gaming source also stated that the consoles from Sony and Microsoft will both be coming in 2020.

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"Look, as I've been saying since roughly March 2018 (in this very thread), next-gen is coming in 2020," he said in a comment on a Resetera thread. "That Semiaccurate article saying 2018 (lol) got people's hopes up for 2019, but by now I hope it's clear that the PS5 ain't coming out this fall.

"And, despite all the rumors about devkits being out (usually from rumormongers who are wrong more often than not), the number of people briefed on next-gen is still very limited. Even within companies like, say, DICE, there'll be a small team of engineers who now have a rough idea of specs, and everyone else will know when they need to know. Not a lot of devs are disclosed on next-gen right now.

"In other words, don't expect much in the way of substantial leakage just yet. The only thing to know for sure is that both Sony and Microsoft are aiming higher than that '10.7 teraflops' number that Google threw out last week. (And, as has been reported, Microsoft's got a few things in the works.)"

If Schreier is to be believed, then traditional gaming is probably not in as much danger as may have been implied. Additionally, there are reports of Stadia being less desirable than Sony and Microsoft's next console, while it barely beats Nintendo in terms of gamer anticipation.

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