During its GDC 2019 keynote, Google unveiled its game streaming platform – Stadia. According to Google, the platform will make modern games available to every person able to run Chrome in 4K and at 60 FPS. “Games should be instantly enjoyable, with access for everyone,” said Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
The first game of Google’s Stadia game streaming platform would be Doom Eternal. As Google stated during its GDC 2019 keynote, Stadia would run Doom Eternal in 4K resolution at 60 FPS. Similar to Nvidia’s game streaming service, Google’s Stadia would run a video game on a remote server instead of running it on your computer.
Accordingly, Google’s game streaming platform would allow players to run a highly-demanding video game in their Chrome Internet browser, regardless of the technical specs of their computers. However, many have concerns regarding a potential latency since no company built a cloud streaming service as excellent as gamers would like it to be.
Stadia is the new game streaming platform unveiled earlier by Google at GDC 2019
Majd Bakar, the manager engineer of Stadia, said that Google’s game streaming platform’s advantage would be the giant-tech company’s network infrastructure. “Fiber optic links and subsea cables between hundreds of points of presence and more than 7,500 edge node locations around the globe, all connected with our network backbone,” Bakar said. “Stadia is built on an infrastructure no one else has,” he added.
And, indeed, we agree with Bakar, given that Google is probably the most impressive Internet and tech company in the whole world. Even more, Google’s Stadia has teamed up with AMD for “a custom GPU with more than ten teraflops of power” and a CPU “to make up a single Stadia instance.”
On the other hand, there won’t be a stand-alone Google gaming console, as Stadia, Google’s game streaming platform, would be available for all the persons who can run Chrome browser on their devices. Along with the announcement of Stadia, Google also revealed a specific gaming controller. However, you can use Google’s game streaming platforms, Stadia, with your current config, without any gaming controllers, be it made by Google or not, but without a Google controller, you’ll not be able to share your gameplay on YouTube.
As a passionate gamer since the 1990s, Vadim has kept his passion alive since then, and he is here to cover video games news, as well as to share with you all the novelties out there regarding gadgets or games-related tech.