As a reference to 20th Century Japanese gaming, Google Stadia has left enthusiastic new players a Konami Code Easter egg on its website. After the initial announcement of Stadia, it took just shy of an hour for people to discover this little secret. If you punch in the correct code (see the bottom of this post) on Stadia’s website, you’ll be rewarded with a 3D model of the Stadia controller. The model can be spun left or right, giving us the exciting opportunity to view it from all angles! The controller demonstrated at the GDC also had the Konami code
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
According to Google, the highly anticipated cloud gaming streaming platform, Google Stadia, will not be available for everyone, everywhere at launch. Phil Harrison, Vice President of Google, stated that “we know our internet bandwidth requirements won’t reach everybody day 1. There’s nothing I can promise that will change that. But we’ll work hard to reduce the bandwidth required and increase the quality.” While there hasn’t been a gaming console in history to ever “not launch” on day one, we need to remember that’s exactly what Stadia isn’t. As much as Google wants Stadia to be on every screen it can
What is Google Stadia and what will its introduction mean for the future of gaming? At its simplest, Google Stadia is a cloud gaming platform that will allow gamers to play their favorite games on any device. Though not the first cloud gaming service available on the market, Stadia represents a unique approach to cloud gaming; Stadia will offer gamers with the opportunity to play ultra high quality, 4K resolution games on any of their devices. Devices That Google Stadia Can Be Used On Google Stadia will run on Google Chrome, and this means that any device that can open
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.