Shadow is giving itself three years to upgrade the PCs it blocked in 2016

Shadow has made several announcements to end this year 2021. The cloud computing service has promised a new offer. Unfortunately, the cloud gaming specialist was blocked by graphics card shortcomings. Right now, it’s hard to promise something new in the coming months.

If you’ve followed the latest news on Shadow, you probably know that the startup has been acquired by OVHCloud. One of its co-founders, Stéphane Héliot, is still there, but the team of managers has changed significantly since taking over the company. For example, Eric Sele is now the general manager.

As a reminder, Shadow provides complete PCs in the cloud. You connect to it from a client, on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. You have access to a PC equipped with Windows 10, where you can play and work. On a live Twitch, Shadow made some announcements.

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A new Performance offer in 2022

Shadow announced the arrival of an offer that the Shadow community is very much looking forward to … the new offer Performance in 2022. As its name suggests, this offer should offer more performance than the primarily named Strengthen.

The problem is that Shadow is affected by the same scarcity problems as the rest of the market, it is very difficult to find available graphics cards. When Shadow started ordering, unfortunately, this Performance offer will only be available from summer 2022. In this configuration, they are targeting the GeForce RTX 3070 or an equivalent card from AMD.

Note that you can also add options to the Boost offer, to change the graphics card, the amount of RAM and storage, but also the CPU.

Moving Boost customers

The 60,000 current users are almost all in a “ Strengthen which originated in 2016. At its stand, the GeForce GTX 1080s can still run all recent games, but the price of 29.99 euros seems even higher.

In addition, Shadow continues to put up a strong argument of its offer: adjustments change over time without it being specifically requested. Shadow expects to remove all of its GeForce GTX 1080s by 2024, the offer Performance introduced in 2022 will be the main offer Strengthen. And obviously, a new Performance offering will benefit from graphics cards at present.

What is not clear, however, is the possibility for current customers to switch to new graphics cards over time. Do they have to put their hands back in the wallet? Existing customers are especially concerned that Shadow favors new customers.

In the meantime, Shadow continues to refine its offer: the sponsorship code will be returned and included directly in launcherthere is a planned new version of the Android application, new VR compatibility or even support for additional screens (such as the iPad screen for example) as well as 4: 4: 4 support (on Windows and Linux) for streaming.

Shadow also released a new video to talk about its offer. In this area “This is a PC», Stéphane Héliot is the actor, he is one of the co-founders of the company.

For its part, Nvidia has launched its new offering GeForce Now with the equivalent GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. This offer allows you to play in 1440p definition on 120 IPS for 100 euros/6 months (i.e. approximately 17 euros/month). However, the GeForce Now offer does not offer access to a complete PC, but to a list of PC games in cloud gaming.

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