Google Shows Stadia – Your Competition To PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, PC
At the GDC, Google introduces its new gaming platform Stadia. It is supposed to combine playing, watching and developing, and is likely to compete with the PS4 Pro, the Xbox One X, and the PC. The release of the platform is planned for 2019.
What should Stadia do?
This new platform Stadia is designed to connect all gaming platforms. So you should both be able to play on Stadia, as well as simultaneously pursue gameplay. For this, Google accesses its data centers, which are distributed around the world. So almost every person in the world should have access to Stadia.
This is known about Google Stadia
How Stadia is accessible: The gaming platform should be accessible via any channels. These include browsing, TVs, computers, and mobile devices.
The statement is: “The new generation of gaming is not a box.”
This is how it works: Phil Harrison, a Google employee, explains at the presentation that game developers can access Google’s data centers to implement their games at Stadia.
The consumer can then, for example, see a trailer for the game and get a direct click on a play button to access the game.
This should work without downloading the game.
In the presentation at the GDC, Google set an example with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. There, a YouTube video of the game was shown and within seconds you could start even in the game, thanks to the play button. There is a controller: In addition to the new gaming platform, there is also a controller. This should access the desired game via WLAN.
There are big partners: Google is not working on its platform alone. In order to provide a high resolution, it works together with Epic Games, Unity, Havoc, and Crytek. In the beginning, a 4K resolution is planned, which is to be extended by the cooperation still on an 8K-dissolution.
Google founds own studio: a new generation of games
Own studio: For this Google builds up its own studio, which develops exclusive titles for Stadia. Here, the director, Jade Raymond, says you are on the verge of a new age of gaming. Now that the data centers are the platform, power is endless.
Raymond worked for Ubisoft as a producer on “Assasin’s Creed” titles before working for Google.
There will be cross-play: You do not have to commit to a platform at Stadia. You can easily switch between for example between browser and smartphone. This also shows a demonstration at the GDC
The launch of Stadia in 2019
When will Stadia be released? So far, Google has not yet called a launch date. If this is known, we will, of course, wear it. The launch is scheduled for 2019: first in the USA, Canada, UK, and Europe.
This is behind the idea: Google wants to remove any barriers between playing and watching with its gaming platform, said Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google. With the new generation of gaming should be created about Battle Royale, in which no longer only a hundred players play against each other, but thousands.
Is there a catch? First critics already note that Google has not talked about what Internet line you need to use Stadia. That could prove to be a sticking point.
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