As part of the Game Developers Conference 2019 (GDC 2019), Google introduced the Stadia cloud gaming platform.
The service allows you to run games on any device with the Chrome browser installed, including smartphones and tablets.
For this, the company even released its own gamepad. It connects directly to a cloud gaming session over Wi-Fi. In theory, this should minimize any delays.
Google branded gamepad with Stadia logo
True, playing with him is not necessary. Any existing controller will do. No technical requirements for the Internet have been announced so far, but it is alleged that they will not “lag”.
Running games on Stadia is very simple: just click on the Play Now button under the video or stream on YouTube.
Google promises support for 4K 60 FPS with HDR for all games. In the future, 8K 120 FPS will be added.
Stadia supports a huge number of game engines, including Havok, CryEngine, Unreal Engine, Unity and others. In addition, cross-platform multiplayer is possible. It would be interesting to see its implementation. And not on the example of Fortnite.
The first game available in the service will be Doom Eternal, which should be released this year on PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
The gameplay can be broadcast on YouTube, as well as share specific game moments through the State Share function.
True, one thing is frustrating so far: Russia is not on the list of “first wave” countries. The launch is scheduled for 2019. [ The Verge ]