Paris, FRANCE - May 18, 2022 - Today, at the first-ever Shadow Spotlight keynote, cloud-computing specialist SHADOW detailed its strategic vision for the coming years and delivered on promises made to its community.
Now a global cloud-computing company chaired by Octave Klaba, OVHcloud founder, SHADOW positions itself as the definitive cloud platform for gamers and creatives with this re-launch.
SHADOW's original product launched in 2016 offering the aim of allowing all individuals to enjoy the power of a high-end PC within the cloud. The revamped Shadow subscription service features an updated plan: while the starting price remains £29,99 per month, we now offer a brand-new Power Upgrade, available for an additional £14,99.
This new upgrade will help realize SHADOW's plan to introduce and sustain a more complete and adaptable offering, suited to everyone's needs, offering new technology at the best price. SHADOW strives to keep its promise: to democratize access to a PC with the latest components for as many people as possible, via the cloud, without needing to purchase a physical device.
So, what will be the configuration of the Power Upgrade?
- An AMD EPYC™ 7543P CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads
- The power of a high-end GPU, ranging from: - NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3070-class - NVIDIA’s equivalent graphic cards tailored for professionals - AMD’s latest RDNA 2 based GPUs, including the AMD Radeon™ PRO V620 GPU designed for cloud-computing and gaming
- 16 GB of RAM
The model of GPU included in specific Power Upgrade configurations will vary based on local data-center pick. Shadow will feature for the first time AMD EPYC™ processors and AMD’s latest RDNA 2 GPUs running innovative cloud streaming software solutions as part of its offerings. Details regarding GPU territorial availability are forthcoming.
Shadow’s Power Upgrade will be available for pre-order this summer, and globally available* this fall. An Early Access period will also be available for selected users ahead of general availability, for which details will be shared soon. Users can already register to be notified when the pre-orders go live in the coming weeks by following this link.
In addition to the availability of the Power Upgrade, the Shadow base offer continues to benefit from new features that expand or enhance the experience. SHADOW recently released dual and remote screen updates, enhanced colors with 4:4:4 chroma subsampling**, and the release of Shadow VR in Early Access, the first-ever VR experience entirely powered by the cloud. Today, we also unveiled its new look, and the redesign of its overlay interface, offering an even more intuitive and responsive experience.
Our Shadow cloud-based computer also has the added benefit of an embedded 1Gbps fiber connection. And finally, users can also add extra-storage options, easily upgradable up to 2 TB.
“At SHADOW, we believe that cloud technologies have the potential to bring technological freedom to all,” declared Éric Sèle, CEO at SHADOW. “That's why today, we're very happy to introduce a new milestone for our Shadow service, with our Power Upgrade”.
“We're very proud of this new Power Upgrade and the other updates we’ve made to our cloud computing services, making it the perfect fit for demanding users and creators, and of course, gamers looking for even better performance” explained Stéphane Héliot, Co-Founder and Deputy CEO at SHADOW.
“It is with excitement that we start a great new cooperation with Shadow, supporting them both with our CPU and GPU lines in a powerful package. This is an important step in accelerating their technological and geographic development projects”, said Olivier Suinat, CVP Global Sales at AMD.
SHADOW also proudly unveiled today that the base Shadow subscription plan and its Power Upgrade will be available soon in new territories, including Canada and Austria, this fall. Users in these territories will be able to enjoy SHADOW’s industry-leading cloud-computing features. Shadow availability in additional key territories will be announced in the coming months.
At this time, SHADOW’s network of data-centers is composed of eight units, located in France, Germany, the United States and Canada. More openings are planned in the coming months.
We are also delivering our expertise to major gaming companies. These past three years, SHADOW has been for instance working to help the international game publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Europe develop solutions to unveil games like Elden Ring to journalists and creators in a safe and stable environment, from the cloud. We will continue doing so, and much more, for their future titles, and for other players in the gaming industry, and beyond.
SHADOW’s global reboot has just started, and we can’t wait to update the community with more details in the coming weeks and months. 2022 will be, and is already, a massive year for SHADOW. Stay tuned for additional news soon!
For more information on everything SHADOW has announced today, beyond gaming, please check our global press release.
* while stocks last
**Available only on NVIDIA configurations
Shadow delivers state-of-the-art cloud computing experience to consumers and professionals. It developed the first ever high-end cloud PC to play, create and work on any device. Shadow has more than 150 employees based in Europe and North America. Join us at www.shadow.tech.
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Bandai Namco Europe S.A.S. is a leading global publisher and developer of entertainment content for platforms including, but not limited to, all major video game consoles and PC.
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Bandai Namco Europe serves as the Headquarters of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. for mainland Europe, which is known for creating and publishing many of the Toy & Entertainment industry’s top franchises, including PAC-MAN™, TAMAGOTCHI™, GUNDAM™, TEKKEN™ and DARK SOULS™.
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