Recently, at their GDC panel 2019, which was highly publicized, Google announced their introduction to the world of gaming through Google stadia.
Introduction of Stadia From Google: A New Game Streaming Platform
They have provided many such pieces of information through which it is well understood that they are intending to bring a major changeover in the world of gaming through Google Stadia and thus, it’s going to be a revolutionary experience for the static gamers.
And not only this, but they have also formally announced that it is not only a single platform for the gaming enthusiast but it can also be useful for the developers and the game streamers as well. therefore, the tech world is currently busy follow up with what information they provided (and what they did not, such as exact pricing for a single one, etc.) to let the common people have an idea about what major force they are hoping to bring on the gaming industry for them.
You can watch the full announcement of google stadia below:
Here we are going to discuss 15 such facts associated with Google stadia which we have evaluated from the grand unveiling of the same.
What is google stadia?
Table of Contents
- What is google stadia?
- Does google stadia required any console?
- Which games will be on stadia?
- When is Google Stadia going to be released?
- What is the streaming resolution of games in stadia?
- How much would it cost?
- Does google stadia required any other software or hardware?
- Does google stadia can be played in multiple screens?
- Does Stadia Has Its Own Console?
- Can we use google assistant while playing games in stadia?
- What is google aiming by stadia?
- What is steam connect in google stadia?
- What is the future impact of google stadia in the gaming world?
- Does google stadia required any hardware or installation to play games?
- What is the vision of google stadia?
Google stadia is not just a “box”, it has more to it than what meets our eyes. It is a kind of gaming platform which will run on cloud streaming and can be connected with any device you want such as your laptop, mobile, tablet, Google chromecast, and even your televisions. Google has data centers in almost around 200 countries, from where it will live stream the games to the payers, who can play, download and share the games with their counterparts and enjoy the Google Stadia gaming experience without any lags.
Does google stadia required any console?
It does not require any specific kind of controller to play the games live stream on your screen, you can do it with any controller which can be connected to it like your PS4 controllers or something like that. But Google announced that they are also coming up with a controller which is designed mainly to target the stadia games and has special features to support the gaming experience of the users.
Which games will be on stadia?
About the games to be played on Google stadia, they have not yet revealed any details about the types of games and how can they be played on the network. They have also kept it under wraps that whether the gaming would be the normal download and play type or whether it would be subscription based playing services. But, they have confirmed that the collection of games is going to be exclusive which includes “DOOM eternal, assassin’s creed odyssey and shadow of the tomb raider” as confirmed by the officials.
Doom Eternal Game play Running On Google Stadia
When is Google Stadia going to be released?
The date of the launch of Google stadia is not yet confirmed by the authorities on the announcements. But they have assured that it is designated to launch within this year (maybe later this year) and in some selected countries (US, UK, Europe, and Canada) in its first phase of introduction.
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What is the streaming resolution of games in stadia?
The games will be streamed at 1080p resolution alongside 60 frames/sec support systems. But the officials have also affirmed that it is capable of more than that and would also support “4K and 60 frames/sec” very soon. However, the most inevitable news is that it has issued a supporting of 8K as well and thus gamers are looking forward to this experience.
How much would it cost?
The cost of the overall gaming service is not made public yet by the Google Stadia announcement team. Neither the cost of any package subscriptions nor individual gaming has been revealed by far in the part of the official team. Also, it has not hinted as to how the developers of the games on the platform would get paid. So, the entire costing of the game for the subscribers and also the payment modes of the developers have still some confusions in the air. However, it is more likely to get revealed when the launch date nears.
Does google stadia required any other software or hardware?
As there is no box tagged to the Google stadia, it is evident that the computing would be done on the hardware of “Google’s server stacks” with a rather impressive memory spec. the configuration of the stacks includes 16 GB RAM, 484 GB/sec bandwidth, a processor clock speed of 2.7 GHz, HBM2 memory, SSD storage and much more.
Does google stadia can be played in multiple screens?
As per reports stated in the announcements event, Google stadia would have a cross-platform play feature which means it will have proper social connectivity and focus on multiple user interface across these social platforms. It is highly anticipated that it will include mobile devices and computers too in this cross-platform play feature which would be a treat to the gaming enthusiasts. The streaming on the phones as come as a boon to many game lovers who want to be handy when playing stuff on their devices but it still questions on how much data costs would be required for the same.
Example of Cross platform in Google Stadia by CNN:
Does Stadia Has Its Own Console?
Google stadia does not come with a console; it is the new age gaming culture where the features are activated as easy as a button pressing and you are done! You get a stadia controller through which you can play the games in Wi-Fi connectivity and you don’t really need a console like other gaming options to kick start your gaming journey with the Google stadia.
Can we use google assistant while playing games in stadia?
Google assistant comes off as your help during the YouTube live streaming of the games where you don’t need to put off your search needs aside. While still playing the game or live streaming it on YouTube, you can ask Google assistant for the help of any kind, go for the walk through and come back to your games without any interruption. Now that’s something amazing news for every gamer out there!
What is google aiming by stadia?
Google is eyeing for the “three-pronged approaches” while it introduces the gaming revolution with Google stadia. It includes focusing on the developers, viewers, and streamers and implements style transfers through them. The processing of style transfers includes changes in the texture, pattern, art, background, etc. of the games that are streamed and developed by them so that it does not make it all dull and boring!
What is steam connect in google stadia?
They have included the feature “stream connect” in Google stadia which means if you are into multiplayer games, your screen space and resolution is not compromised. Rather you get split screen features which mean every player has his or her own set of a separate screen to continue with the streaming and paying of the games on Google stadia. The frame rate quality or the image quality of the game is not diminished even after enabling the split screen.
What is the future impact of google stadia in the gaming world?
It is purely a cloud-based gaming experience and a very new concept in the gaming industry. So, the tech giants prefer not to predict any kind of future impact on the gaming world as they cannot really say what’s going to happen. While they have agreed to the fact that live streaming of the gaming is a unique and exceptional concept, they have also suggested that it is yet to catch the attention of the mainstream gamers in general.
Does google stadia required any hardware or installation to play games?
You don’t need any separate hardware for the initiation and installation of the game. With Google stadia, you can play the games directly from your device with the help of a controller and the browser. There is no need to have a separate console for the same and you don’t need to spend on some other device to acquire its connectivity.
What is the vision of google stadia?
Phil Harrison said during the event that “Our vision for Stadia is simple,” and he was a former executive at Microsoft and Sony and joined Google for the Google Stadia program. He further added that “It’s focused on gamers, inspired by developers, and amplified by YouTube creators.” So, it can be well understood that it is a simplified gaming process which is going to be a delight for the gaming enthusiast in the years to come.
At their conference, Google announced that this Google Stadia services will be first launched in certain countries which includes Canada, USA, Europe and UK. After being successfully “tested and tried” in these counties, Google may plan to launch it in other countries.
There are still some doubts over such an announcement by Google of late as to how suitable infrastructure does Google have to stream the cloud-based games? Or how long would Google continue with this, given that it has shut its previous services and also, there is subtle competition on the gaming market when it comes to subscribing to Google stadia.
Some tech debaters have also raised eyebrows of its unfair advantage over the other contemporaries due to its integration with YouTube, which is owned by Google itself and thus it may have the benefits of live streaming far better than the others in the line.
These are some of the concerns that have bothered the tech industry who are looking forward to the introduction of stadia amongst the gamers soon so that all these queries can be answered!