Google, as we know, doesn’t like to be left behind. So to establish itself in the gaming industry, Google launched Project Stream, a game streaming platform. The first game to be playable on the Project stream was Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. But… What IS a Game Streaming Platform?
Here’s what it is… A game streaming Platform lets gamers from all over the world could play the games at the highest resolution and 60 frames per second which are made available on the service. All you need is a fast and stable internet connection and a PC and you’re good to go. AAA title Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was made available by Google on its Game Streaming Platform we just talked about.
Now, How can a Potato Computer run modern titles at 1080p and 60fps? Well, the reason you don’t need a sweet Rig to play all new titles is that all the heavy lifting and processing are done by remote Google servers. But sadly Project Stream was just a beta program offered to a limited amount of gamers around the world. When it ended earlier this year, Google went silent. And here’s good news.
At GDC 2019, Google announced its future intentions on the subject. Google announced Stadia, a Game streaming Platform. Stadia will be launched in November this year.
Stadia is now being perceived as one of the most ambitious game streaming projects. Said to Stream games at 4K resolution and 60fps, Stadia will put the power of a custom AMD 2.7GHz x86 processor in the hands of its user. Impressed? Then this will blow your mind… Along with that processor, user will have access to 16 gigs of RAM and up to 484GB/s transfer speed and here’s a desert, a GPU with the power of 10.7 teraflops.
As you might have understood by now, Stadia offers more power than any console right now. And since these servers will be upgraded regularly, users can rest assured. Depending on the stability and speed of your connection, you can choose from 1080p to 4K with 60fps. In the unspecified future, Google plans to launch 8K support as well. But unfortunately, there is no news on whether Stadia will support VR gaming or not.
The only requirement of Stadia is a Fast and reliable connection. And by this, I mean a really fast connection because you will literally play the game on it.
You are going to need at least 10Mbitps of speed to stream 720p at 60fps and 20Mbitps to stream 1080p. If you want to play at 4K resolution and 60fps you’ll need a whopping speed of 35Mbitps.
While all this it’s worthy to keep in mind that Stadia will only support Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection and it will NOT support wireless cellular connections.
This controller will cost you $69 and will connect directly to Stadia Servers which will allow you to have a lag-free experience. Here’s more! You can plug the controller into your phone, PC, tablet with a USB cable as a gamepad for your stored games.
Google Assistant Support
Stuck with some problems? Don’t worry since it is a Google service, you will have Assistant Support all the time and it will give you all the advice you need. You can even get walkthroughs played on your screen.
Stadia revolves around sharing. With this feature, a gamer or a Youtuber can share moments from their game by just some clicks. And if you click on State share feature you will be transported and can literally experience that shared moment.
Youtubers show off new games all the time. Do you like one of them? Well, most of their viewers do. Now with Stadia, it’s not a tease anymore. Hit a button and you will be thrown into the game. Enjoy!
Instant Jump from Trailers
Most of the time we watch a game trailer and immediately grow fond of it. We just want to play the game. With Stadia this is quite a possibility. If you like the trailer you can jump right in that game with just a few clicks.
Along with all most all of the latest releases, Google Stadia will have a number of upcoming titles to offer and even some exclusive ones. On top of that some of the much awaited titles like Rage 2 and Watch Dogs: Legion have been promised by Google. Google updates reveal the inclusion of Cyberpunk 2077. Now, most of you must have been moved by now, if not this WILL move you…
- Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Borderlands 3
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Darksiders Genesis
- Destroy All Humans
- Destiny 2
- Doom (2016)
- Doom Eternal
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- Farming Simulator 19
- Final Fantasy XV
- Football Manager
- Get Packed
- Just Dance
- Metro Exodus
- Mortal Kombat 11
- NBA 2K
- Orcs Must Die 3
- Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
- Rage 2
- Samurai Shodown
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
- Trials Rising
- The Crew 2
- Watch Dogs Legion
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
- Windjammers 2
Google will Launch Stadia in November in the United States, Canada and 11 other countries of Europe including the United Kingdom. Stadia Pro service will be launched in the U.S. for $9.99, which will give the user one game per month, don’t expect Stadia to be ‘Netflix for Games’.
Stadia: Founder’s edition is also up for pre-order too, which costs $129 in the U.S. and includes a night blue controller, Chromecast Ultra Dongle, a three-month Stadia Pro and a buddy pass. It will also allow the buyer to claim a Stadia Name. Unfortunately, Founder’s edition has sold out in Europe. In 2020 Google plans to launch a free version of Stadia in which players will be able to enjoy 1080p resolution.
Stadia is one of the most highly anticipated projects in the Gaming Industry. Keeping in mind what it has to offer and scope of its future development, Stadia has already become irresistible for many gamers around the world.