Content Creator Interview with Rokk
We reached out to Rokk to find out why he started making content, as well as finding out his opinion on what he wants to see from Google for the first year anniversary. Be sure to subscribe to Rokk Here on YouTube. As well as listen to his podcast here.
1. What made you want to start doing content about Stadia?
I have always loved the idea of creating content in some form or another – mainly a podcast (in the true sense of the word, i.e. audio only). Listening to Stadiacast they promoted the podcast solution they used and that it was free so I thought I’d do a test. What had always held me back was having anything to say on any subject that hadn’t already been said – and it felt like Stadia was new enough that I could bring something different. One thing leads to another, I received a lot of lovely praise for my efforts and before I knew it I was creating content!
2. What game would you love to see come to Google Stadia? and why?
I don’t think there’s any point in suggesting a title yet to be released as the future is unwritten for us mere mortals and there’s every chance whatever it is will come in time. From the stock of games I’ve played in recent times, I think Death Stranding or Days Gone would make excellent additions to the library though.
3. What are you hoping to see happen for Stadia’s first year anniversary?
I think we all want to see the roll-out of features promised at launch before the year is out – as promised (including Uplay+), so I’m hoping they arrive before the anniversary. That means that November 19th 2020 will be the start of a new year and everything to play for. I hope that Stadia uses this time to officially announce new territories and to herald year two with a road map of as yet unimagined features. I also hope we get a glimpse at least of whatever Stadia Games and Entertainment have been working on – perhaps even a taster. The cloud gaming landscape will be fully exposed by that point too with Luna possibly rolled out globally, Xbox in full swing and Sony showing us what the future of PS Now looks like. On that basis I would hope that Stadia have some surprises up its sleeve to reassert the market dominance they enjoyed through 2020 and to keep it at the top of the list in 2021 and beyond.
4. What do you think Google needs to do better to support content creators talking about Stadia?
Support content creators. Period. Any support is better than none.
5. With Xcloud and Luna starting to get into the cloud gaming space. What do you think Stadia’s main selling point is?
In the face of the emerging competition, it is going to be increasingly hard to state one as all of the features that defined its dominance in 2020 will be matched and improved on. So it needs to come out fighting. I think this means an overhaul of the pricing model, a massive marketing campaign which is reflected in all corners of Google (currently they may as well be non-existent – even the brand new Chromecast packaging appears to be bereft of Stadia logos whereas Netflix, Amazon etc., are proudly emblazened, and behind the scenes a far easier method for developers to port games – even if they provide this service gratis via their own army of engineers!
6. Do you have anything to add?
Keep your head in the cloud!