Google Stadia Revealed As New Game Streaming Platform
Google has been teasing their way up until their GDC 2019 showcase, which has just gotten underway. That said, they’ve been hinting at their jump into the gaming world, including the possibility of their own console. Thankfully, now that the Google CEO has taken the stage, we know exactly what is on the way – Stadia.
Some of you may already know that Google recently tested out streaming video games instead of having them downloaded on the user’s hardware. Project Stream saw players enjoy Assassin’s Creed Odyssey through the powers of the internet, and it played wonderfully. Now we know that this test was for Google Stadia, the company’s new streaming platform that connects players, viewers, and developers.
With Google Stadia, users will be able to go from a trailer for a video game directly into playing the game in as little as five seconds, and so much more. All of this is done through Google Chrome and data centers. Play on any platform, whether it is a Chromebook with minimal specs all the way to high-end PCs, cell phones, and more with any USB controller or even the new Stadia controller.
Upon launch, Google Stadia will be able to support up to 4K resolution at 60fps with HDR and surround sound support included. It will also scale up with time as technology advances. No consoles are required, as “the data center is your platform,” Google said during the presentation.
They have also partnered with many companies so far to get Stadia up and going, including the likes of AMD, Unreal Engine, Havok, and many more. Needless to say, the future is here for gaming. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as we learn more about the new platform, including when it will be available, how much something like this is going to cost, and more.
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