Stadia is a game streaming platform which will allow people to play incredibly high quality games over a standard internet connection and without lots of particularly expensive and hardcore hardware, all on Google Chrome. Or so Google claims. Whether or not it can really be done is the big question, but if it can work, there is the potential that Stadia could spell destruction for the sales of the new Play Station 5 and Xbox Two. We do not know when the new PS5 and Xbox will be released, with rumours ranging from 2019 to 2021. Regardless, their releases will
Stadia itself is already shaping up to be a revolutionary gaming platform, but one of the features arguably stands out from the others: Crowd Play. It was created to allow you to join in with your favourite YouTubers in their gaming live streams, and is set to be a big phenomenon, with Matthew “MatPat” Patrick from The Game Theorists explaining how the feature will benefit his audience. Predictably, the most well-known and influential YouTubers will find that their fans will be flocking to join in with the gameplay and there may be an influx of players all at once. To
According to Eurogamer and GamesRadar, Google released a number of Stadia demos at GDC. These simulated the effect different connection speeds had on the gameplay and use of the product, and users remarked that results for all three of the demo categories (“excellent”, “degraded” and severe”) were all very acceptable for good quality gameplay. This is great news for people on average speed connections! However, that doesn’t tell us exactly how fast an internet connection we need—but we can actually infer an answer to this question ourselves! In another simulation, which was designed to demonstrate gameplay on an “unstable” connection
Google’s latest announcement, Stadia, is the latest in cloud-based video game streaming services. Almost, like a Netflix for video games of sorts, still in early stages, the tech giant have touted the service’s ability to deliver graphics of up to 4K quality at 60 fps. While users with high-speed internet services may not have a second doubt about streaming in this quality, users with lower-speed connections may wonder what this means for them. With such high quality streaming, one may expect that the streaming speed of the user must be equally as powerful. However, when streamed at 1080p/60fps, Google VP
State Share allows developers to instantly share a playable moment from a game. This includes its current world state, player’s inventory and position on the map, as well as many other factors within your game. How does Stadia’s State Share work? When using State Share, your current game’s state (progress) is encoded in a link that tells Stadia exactly where to pick up the game at any specific moment in time. You can send this link to any Stadia friend or player, who can click on it and join into the game at the exact moment it was shared. How
Google announced Stadia, a new cloud-based gaming platform, at its GDC 2019 keynote Tuesday morning. It’s a major move for Google into the video game business, which is increasingly building toward streaming as a solution. Stadia is not a dedicated console or set-top box. The platform will be accessible over the internet on a variety of platforms: browsers, computers, TVs, and mobile devices. In an onstage demonstration of Stadia, Google showed someone playing a game on a Chromebook, then playing it on a phone, then immediately playing it on PC, picking up where the game left off in real time.