Google launched Stadia, the company’s own gaming streaming platform at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) which was held in San Francisco. Stadia cloud gaming service has been introduced to by Google CEO Sundar Pichai at the GDC keynote. Pichai says that he plays FIFA 19 frequently and believes that Stadia service can change the way one plays games. Google announced that Stadia will be able to stream games from the cloud, the Chrome browser, Chromecast, and Pixel devices including the first Pixels – Pixel and Pixel XL. Google has announced that Stadia will launch later in 2019 in markets like the US, Canada, UK, and Europe. At the same event, Google also introduced its first ever gaming controller to pair up with Stadia.
There’s no word whether Google will bring Stadia to India or not. Google aims to stream games to all types of devices and Stadia will help in doing so. The company explained that Stadia would not be limited to just one game. Google has confirmed that Stadia will support multiplayer games. After Stadia is officially launched, Google says that the users will be able to stream games on laptops, desktops, TVs, tablets, and also phones.
Google Stadia Features Detailed
Google Stadia integrates YouTube and allows developers to add a “Play button” to a video from any of the creators of the game on YouTube, with which users can immediately play the game on Chrome browser. Additionally, Google says that Stadia will also come with instant access to play and the user will not need to download any other games.
Additionally, Google also announced Stadia Controller at GDC 2019. The Stadia Controller can link directly to Data centres with the help of Wi-Fi connection. The controller includes two new buttons – one is a Capture button and a Google Assistant button. The Capture button allows gamers to share to friends or to any other else via YouTube. The Google Assistant button assists gamers in-game.
Google says that Stadia’s entire architecture has been built on Google’s data centre which improves the search results. Stadia have been infused with gaming-focused hardware which will basically help is streaming heavy games. The data centres are powered by Stadia GPU from AMD which is at 10.7 teraflops, that is almost double than what Xbox One X and PS4 Pro has. Stadia GPU from AMD will help gamers play games like Doom Eternal at 4K 60fps in HDR on Stadia.
Google further says that the company plans to offer 4K 60fps gameplay with HDR, and in the future, they will work towards making Stadia scale up to 8K. The players will also get an option to share Stadia gameplay videos to YouTube at 4K 60fps. Google has also announced that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be coming across Chromebook, Pixel 3, and TV via Chromecast very soon.