Stadia Is Googles New Video Game Streaming Platform

first_img Yes, Google is making a video game thing. After months of speculation (and hopeful montages of social gaming throughout the centuries) Google revealed its new Stadia platform during its GDC keynote. Instead creating any kind of limiting box, Stadia is a streaming service that allows you to play the best-looking versions of modern games on anything with a good enough internet connection and Chrome. The company that made AI smart enough to play high-level StarCraft can probably build data centers to pull this off.On Stadia your gameplay experience seamlessly exists across devices, from phones to PCs to a Chromecast. You could even start playing a game with no loading after clicking a link on a YouTube video. Google is making its own controller, with smart cloud features for detecting what device you’re using, but you can use whatever.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Yes, Project Stream with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was a test for this. And along with Ubisoft, Google is working with partners like Unity, Epic, and iD. GDC attendees can even play Doom: Eternal at 4K 60 FPS at the show with GPUs more powerful than Xbox One X and PS4 Pro combined. Finally, couch co-op that deosn’t destroy framerate. And Google’s brains do more than just increase graphical muscle. Machine learning techniques also generate new kinds of potential art styles and allow for even more massive multiplayer matches.And as a streaming-based platform, Stadia also has YouTube/Twitch-like features blurring the lines between playing and watching video games with streamers and their fans. A video clip could also include a save state allowing others to pick up a game at the most exciting moment. Crowd Play lets you join lobbies for multiplayer games you’re watching. There’s even a YouTube share button on the controller.This is exciting, ambitious, and surely has more news coming soon we can’t wait to hear. We barely even mentioned Google Assistant strategy guides or Jade Raymond’s new first-party Google game dev studio. So look out for more on Google Stadia, launching in 2019, as GDC continues. 50 Attorneys General Launch Bipartisan Probe Into GoogleYouTube Fined $170M For Alleged Child Privacy Law Violation Stay on targetlast_img read more