Google has launched a much anticipated cloud gaming platform at the Game Conference in San Francisco, named as ‘Stadia’.
The multinational company, Google has earlier shown clue of entering into the world of gaming industry by investing a huge sum of US$ 140 billion in the sector.
The newly launched gaming Platform, Stadia will allow gamers to channelize their favourite games to all types of devices, including Chrome, Chromecasts and other Pixel devices.
Launching in the later part of this year 2019, Google has planned to hit top-notch market at first with its new gaming platform which includes: UK, Canada, US and Europe.
As a part of their promotional strategy, the Google is going to make use of Youtube’s huge viewer’s base to bring the Stadia into the mainstream of streaming and Gaming section.
Gamers will be able to play any game they want directly from Google’s data centres, without actually downloading the game. According to the company, it has successfully tested the high resource-demanding Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on Chrome Streaming with flawless results.
Google is not restricting the platform to a single player game, as online gamers will be able to purchase games from a variety of stores affiliated with it.
Google’s new platform is not limited to a single game, rather, players will be able to purchase games from a variety of stores affiliated with it. Amongst other interesting features, Stadia will allow users to share gaming clips from their favourite moments during the gameplay which other users can just click on the game to instantly play it. The platform makes use of Virtualization and Advanced Cloud computing to make this possible.
The Stadia Controller
Following the gaming platform, Google has also launched its new controller named as the Stadia Controller. The controller sports Google’s signature minimalistic design and connects directly via Wi-Fi to the game that the user is playing, not to the device he/she’s playing it on. Google states that by doing so, it will eliminate response delays between the hardware and the software, thereby ensuring lag-free gameplay.
The controller also features a “Google Assistant” button, which lets users pull up the voice assistant during the game itself and ask it relevant questions. For instance, if the gamer is stuck on a level and needs some help, he/she can directly ask the assistant regarding the level and get instant tips to complete it. The other special button on the controller is the Capture button, which lets the user capture a screenshot or a gameplay video for personal use or sharing purposes.
Towards the end, Google announced its new Stadia Games and Entertainment Studio to develop and design new games for the community. The American company also stated that more than 100 renowned studios already have devkits for Stadia, so more games should be added to the library really soon.
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