Google finally presents its streaming game platform Stadia at Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It will be launched this year and will be available in North America and Europe.
Last year, Google did tests during which it allowed online users to play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in streaming on the Chrome browser. Stadia is based on the same technology and allows you to play video games without requiring powerful PCs or consoles.
In essence, on Stadia, the player is no longer limited by the characteristics of his hardware, since the game is run in Google data centers. The firm also reveals Stadia Game Console.
In addition, Google’s Stadia platform also offers an instant experience. Traditionally, when you discover a new game, for example via a video on YouTube, you must download it and install it to play it. On Stadia, a click of a button is enough to directly access the video game. Moreover, Google has imagined several integrations of Stadia with YouTube.
Will Launch By This Year
Right now, it is not clear when Google will launch this new game streaming platform. But during its keynote, the Mountain View firm said it will be done this year. As a first step, Stadia will be available in North America and Europe.
In any case, Google is not alone in this field since Microsoft is developing xCloud, a dematerialized version of its Xbox console.