As part of the Game Developers Conference 2019 event, Google introduced a new platform that, with sensible implementation, will forever change the face of gaming. The General Director of the company said that the Corporation is working on a streaming service that allows you to run even the most advanced and demanding to the iron games directly in the browser, and completely regardless of the power of the device. Miracle service has received the name of Stadia.
Google representatives claim that the streaming platform Stadia will give gamers the opportunity to run the game immediately after, say, watching the trailer on YouTube. For example, in Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Installation and endless downloads will be a thing of the past. The service runs on Chromecast and works with any of the popular controllers. However, they may not be necessary: your gamepad showed and Google itself. The device works on Wi-Fi, which allows it to connect not to a computer or tablet, but directly to the server with the game-this greatly reduces the input delay.
As for the power of the platform Stadia, it will issue 4K-resolution and 60 fps at the start, and later will receive support 8K @ 120 fps. To achieve such indicators even in the most advanced games is obtained thanks to the incredible computing power of Stadia in 10.7 teraflops. For comparison, the PS4 Pro boasts only 4.2 teraflops, and the heavy-duty Xbox One X flaunts 6 teraflops. In addition, the new Google fully supports cross-platform gameplay-the service will allow convinced consoles and PC-gamers to play with each other, as well as easily transfer their progress from one platform to another. Among the first titles in the line of service — DOOM Eternal.
From pleasant little things — Stadia will allow gamers to create a save and share them with other users using the usual links. Who received it will be able to start in his game exactly from the place where the save was made. Fans of streamers also will not be upset: through the function of Crowd, Play gamers will be able to connect to the multiplayer lobby of the idol and play with him a partake or two. But fans of complex entertainment will simplify life-built-in voice assistant on demand will provide all available information, is only the user "stuck" in the game.
Stadia service will also get its own exclusive projects. This was told at the presentation by a former producer of the first parts of Assassin's Creed jade Raymond, recently took the post of Vice President of Google. To engage in specialized games for the platform will be a separate unit — Stadia Games and Entertainment.
Stadia streaming service will be launched in 2019 in the USA, Canada, Great Britain and most of Europe. In total, 36 countries will be able to use the technology. Unfortunately, the Russian Federation is not among them yet. Google representatives did not say exactly how the service will work — for free, on a one-time payment or subscription.