Google has announced Google Stadia, its new gaming service built for gamers of all kinds which works on smartphones, web browsers, televisions, Chromebooks.
Google Stadia gives you the ability to switch devices thus making it possible to take the gaming experience anywhere – provided you have a stable internet connection.
Games can be streamed at 60fps with support for 4K and HDR. Google will offer 8k gaming support in the future.
Google Stadia uses Vulkan Stadia which supports popular game development engines like Unity and Unreal. The service is cloud-based and whether you are using a phone, tablet, computer or television the gaming experience will be the same.
That’s not all
Google Stadia has other features like state share, that enables gamers and YouTubers to share a playable moment from a game. Another feature is the Google Assistant support. When you are stuck, the google assistant gives you advice. Google support can even provide a tutorial that will guide you through the problem.
How to play
Google Stadia’s game controller is the optimal way to play. The controller connects via WiFi directly to the game running to the Google center. The controller also identifies which screen or device you want to play on and links it with the game session running in the cloud. This ensures the best experience and high performance. The key features of the controller are inbuilt Google Assistant support which helps gamers access built-in microphone so they can get help. Capture button for capturing and saving and sharing gaming experience back out to Youtube. Any other existing controller should work like mice and keyboards.
Integration with Youtube
Google Stadia is designed to integrate easily with Youtube. It has special features which are built around Youtube. The first feature is Instant jump into a game from trailers. This works in a way where, when watching or streaming a clip from your favorite Youtube channel, you can be able to push the play button and instantly jump or join into the game. Another feature is the crowd play, imagine watching a Youtube live stream and all of sudden the Youtuber opens up a game to the audience. The gamer can be able to jump into the game.
Google game support – a good gaming service should have games
Google has more than a hundred studios working together to bring games to Google Stadia. There are only two that are confirmed which are Doom Eternal which will be running at 4k resolution, with HDR color and Assassins Creed Odyssey. The studios working on bringing games to google stadia will focus on both their experiences and help the developer implement Stadia technology into their gaming titles.
The Google Stadia will be launched this year in the U.S, Canada, United Kingdom. It’s not clear how the platform will work when it comes to pricing. Google Stadia appears to be one of the most ambitious gaming platforms ever.