Google Stadia Will Allow For Local Co-Op And Cross-Platform Play
GDC 2019 has been quite an interesting event so far, with Google announcing its impressive new streaming platform, Stadia. The recently revealed Google Stadia represents the “vision for the future of gaming,” utilizing the Google Chrome browser and powerful data centers to provide a low latency gaming experience. It has also been revealed that the Stadia will allow for local co-op, as well as cross-platform play.
The news comes by way of Google, which revealed at GDC 2019 that the Stadia will allow for local couch split-screen co-op by having each player run the game side by side, in essence making it split-screen co-op without losing any of the gaming performance that typically accompanies it. Given that split-screen co-op as a whole has fallen to the wayside, this will surely be one of the many exciting selling points of the Google Stadia.
Google also revealed that Stadia will be fully supportive of cross-platform play. As many know by now, cross-platform play has to work in both directions, though if Google’s new streaming platform is going to act as the ‘great equalizer’ it appears poised to become, then that should be enough to get Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo on board. That said, at least we know that any issues won’t be on Google’s end of things, as far as we know.
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