It isn’t going to be necessary to have the controller to use Stadia’s service, and Google have so far assured people that you can use any controller that you already own to use the service. However, the Stadia controller is designed to unlock the next level of gameplay features. It will also run over WiFi instead of bluetooth, the preferred choice of Xbox, which will give it a slight edge in latency. One of the features of the Stadia controller which we already know about is the Google Assistant, an integrated service which offers game help on-demand and can trigger
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
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.