“The future of gaming has arrived.”
Google finally announced its highly awaited cloud gaming platform last night at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Franciso, California.
Once codenamed Project Stream has now become Stadia. The gaming platform delivers instant access to all your favourite games regardless of what device you choose to play the game via the cloud. The official description states: “The future of gaming has arrived. A new playground for every imagination. Introducing Stadia, an all-new gaming platform powered by the best of Google. Gather around.”
Stadia will also aim to make those games available in resolutions up to 4K and 60 frames per second with HDR and surround sound. Google also anticipates that Stadia will reach 8K and 120 frames per second in the late future of launch.
— Google (@Google) March 19, 2019
The Stadia controller connects automatically to Google‘s data centres, removing latency and lag. The share button on the controller will allow you to instantly capture your favourite moments from your gameplay and share them within seconds to social media.
It also includes a built-in microphone to make use of the Google Assistant button and access YouTube Gaming videos for tips and hints while playing a game.
Stadia will launch later this year in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Europe.
By Dwayne Maxwell
Images provided by Google