Google Announces Stadia, A Cloud-Based Gaming Platform

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It looks like Google is finally going to take gaming seriously as the company has announced the Stadia. The billion dollar company has advertised the platform as a new way to play triple-A games across a number of devices, including computers, laptops, tablets, and much more. It will be interesting to see how this platform does and if it will have any exclusive games that fans will be jealous of.

Here are some of its features from its website (via Gematsu):

The future of gaming is not a box.
Introducing Stadia, a new gaming platform from Google for playing AAA video games across all kinds of screens.
  • Game where you want, when you want. Play across multiple devices, including laptops, desktops, and select phones and tablets. (High speed internet connection required.)
  • New ways to play through YouTube and beyond. Go from watching a video to playing a game in seconds, with even more innovative experiences to come for select games.
  • Up to 4K HDR at 60 FPS. Enjoy gaming the way you love, with beautiful HDR graphics and smooth frame rates. (4K HDR at 60 FPS are dependent on your bandwidth. Gameplay experience may vary based on quality of internet connection.)
  • Play instantly. No updates, no downloads. Jump right into the game.
  • Always getting better. Stadia's cloud based infrastructure evolves to meet the demands of players, developers, and YouTube creators.

Apparently, Google has sent a number of development kits to legitimate gaming companies like 2K and Square Enix. This is a really ambitious project from the company and could even start a rivalry with other gaming companies. Only time will tell if Google did the right thing by entering the gaming industry.

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Stadia will be released sometime in 2019.3.20

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