Blade, a startup company, recently announced its Blade Shadow game streaming service, which will soon launch in California. However, the company itself had been operating in France since July 2016, opening its first data center operation.
This news follows the UK launch from last month, and a series of live demos ahead of CES 2018. Now that the services comes to the US, we now know the price points for a subscription. A USD 34.95 per month payment will come with a year-long commitment, while it will cost 39.95 for a three-month commitment. If you just want to try it out for a month, simply pay USD 49.95 for a single month subscription. Blade will partner with Equinix Datacenter for this America-focused endeavor.
Accessing Shadow requires a rental of its proprietary streaming box, which acts as a video decoder. Blade claims that it will house an AMD Falcon CPU and will oversee the change in resolution and frame rate. Additionally, the box will allow for peripherals to be plugged into the system. Blade will also have apps incoming for Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS. At home, the Blade streaming box requires an ethernet cable, while the mobile app recommends at least 15 Mbps internet speed.