Blade is arguably one of the most impressive French tech companies. Blade was founded in 2015 and specializes in cloud computing through its Shadow service. Despite tens of millions of investments and more than 100,000 users claimed in November 2020, Blade will be received in March 2021. To better understand Blade’s situation, I recommend you watch the Micode video on the subject.
Following this reception, Blade received two main offers to resume operations. On the one hand we find Jean-Baptiste Kempf, CTO of the company, main responsible for VLC and emblematic figure of French technology. Jean-Baptiste Kempf’s project is supported by the giant Iliad under the direction of Xavier Niel. Opposite this first takeover project is hubiC, the company of Octave Klaba, the owner of OVHCloud. On April 30, 2021, the Paris Commercial Court will decide and select hubiC as a worthy buyer of Blade.
The first changes are coming
Almost a month after this announcement, the new team behind Shadow starts communicating about the key changes. If some fear the opposite, Shadow will continue to specialize largely in cloud gaming, but all of the news isn’t that encouraging. As expected, Shadow’s price list will continue to evolve.
Yannis Weinbach, deputy general manager of Shadow, tells Twitch that prices were way too low. According to him, this is one of the reasons that brought Blade to the edge of the abyss. To remedy this, Weinbach announces that the new subscriptions will be non-binding (with the exception of the annual formula), but will be more expensive. The Boost plan will drop from € 14.99 per month to € 29.99, while the Ultra and Infinite plans will soon be offered for € 44.99 and € 54.99, respectively.
The teams await the reactions of their subscribers and announce that further details will be announced in June.
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