French cloud PC platform Shadow switches up pricing model

French cloud PC platform Shadow switches up pricing model

French cloud PC company Blade has made some changes to the pricing structure of its Shadow subscription service.

The company has introduced three new tiers - Boost, which sets consumers back €14.99 and gets them Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU, 3.4GHz with four cores CPU, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, while the Ultra tier boasts Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU, 4GHz with four cores CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage with a €29.99 price tag. The top tier, Infinite, clocks in at €49.99 with users receiving an Nvidia Titan RTX GPU, 4 GHz with six cores CPU, 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage.

Before this there was just one tier which set users back $35. The new Boost tier is more in line with the monthly cost of something like Google's Stadia platform. 

The company has also raised $33m in funding raised by shareholder Nick Suppipat as well as new investors.

"We were the first to show that cloud gaming works," co-founder Emmanuel Freund (pictured) said.

"Other actors have followed us: it is up to us to show that we remain pioneers, innovative, at the cutting edge of technology and proud to carry the values of a French start-up to the world."

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