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Google announce Stadia gaming platform

Gaming is a huge industry with billions being spent by developers in creating, and consumers buying these exciting titles time after time.

Google have come up with a great way to break free of your PC and be able to game on a wide range of devices, including portables such as phones and tablets.

With games being made available online within seconds of pressing Play, Google hope this will be the answer to getting gamers a better experience on the move.

Using their data centers around the world, Google Stadia will allow gamers to stream games to their device, and at an impressive 4K resolution including HDR and Surround Sound if available.

If you think 4K is last year and are looking forward to 8K, Google confirmed this will also be available when the time is right.

Best of all there is no need to have a modern beast of a computer to run the games on, Google handle the processing power for you leaving you to just enjoy the gaming experiance.

Below is the full information on Stadia if you wanted to read more.


Stadia: a new way to play

For 20 years, Google has worked to put the world’s information at your fingertips. Instant delivery of that information is made possible through our data center and network capabilities, and now we’re using that technology to change how you access and enjoy video games.

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.

Stadia is a new video game platform, delivering instant access to your favorite games on any type of screen—whether it’s a TV, laptop, desktop, tablet or mobile phone. Our goal is to make those games available in resolutions up to 4K and 60 frames per second with HDR and surround sound. We’ll be launching later this year in select countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K. and much of Europe.

To build Stadia, we’ve thought deeply about what it means to be a gamer and worked to converge two distinct worlds: people who play video games and people who love watching them. Stadia will lift restrictions on the games we create and play—and the communities who enjoy them.

Advanced game streaming

Using our globally connected network of Google data centers, Stadia will free players from the limitations of traditional consoles and PCs.

When players use Stadia, they’ll be able to access their games at all times, and on virtually any screen. And developers will have access to nearly unlimited resources to create the games they’ve always dreamed of. It’s a powerful hardware stack combining server class GPU, CPU, memory and storage, and with the power of Google’s data center infrastructure, Stadia can evolve as quickly as the imagination of game creators.

Data centers make Stadia possible, but what sets the system apart is how it works with other Google services. In a world where there are more than 200 million people watching game-related content daily on YouTube, Stadia makes many of those games playable with the press of a button. If you watch one of your favorite creators playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, simply click the “play now” button.Seconds later, you’ll be running around ancient Greece in your own game/on your own adventure—no downloads, no updates, no patches and no installs.

But what’s a gaming platform without its own dedicated controller? Enter the Stadia controller*.

The Stadia controller

When we designed the Stadia controller, we listened to gamers about what they wanted in a controller. First, we made sure to develop a direct connection from Stadia controller to our data center through Wi-Fi for the best possible gaming performance. The controller also includes a button for instant capture, saving and sharing gameplay in up to 4k of stunning resolution. And it comes equipped with a Google Assistant button and built-in microphone.

Using Google’s vast experience, reach and decades of investment we’re making Stadia a powerful gaming platform for players, developers and YouTube content creators—of all sizes. We’re building a playground for every imagination.

*This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.

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