Google is launching game streaming service Google Stadia in 2019

Google Stadia

After a few days of teasing and plenty of rumors, Google has finally introduced its next big product. Google Stadia is “Google’s vision for the future of gaming.”

Google Stadia is a game streaming platform that is able to run even the most demanding PC games straight from Google's data center in your browser, without any download, patch, update or install, in about five seconds. The same games can be played in any screen type that you already own, from a regular low-spec desktop PC to a tablet, mobile phone or even a TV. You can even switch the platform in just a few seconds – for example, you are playing on your tablet and almost immediately you can resume the game in a laptop. An optional Stadia controller will be available.

Crowd Play is a feature that allows gamers to jump straight into a game that they are watching and be featured on the stream in real time.

Also worth of note is Jade Raymond's stage presence announcing that she will be the head of studio Stadia Games and Entertainment. She will bring first-party studios to create new games, but also partner with studios big and small to use the new technology.

Google Stadia is going to launch in 2019 in the US, Canada, UK and most of Europe. During the summer more details will be revealed concerning the launch games and upcoming titles.

No details were given on pricing, or clarifications on issues that players with data caps may have when using the service.

What are your thoughts on Google Stadia? Will it succeed or be another one in a list of failures such as OnLive and Gaikai?


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