Google Joins the Cloud Video Game Streaming Market with Stadia

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo – E3 for short – is a yearly event that keeps gamers from all over the world on the edge of their seats: it is the event where the most exciting gaming innovations are announced, ranging from new games to new hardware, mobile titles, and such.

The brand “Google” is not usually one that you expect to find among the participants – and this year, this tradition hasn’t changed. The search giant chose to announce its gaming-related innovation ahead of the event. It is called “Stadia”, and it is the first major step Google takes into the world of cloud gaming.

What is cloud gaming?

One of the biggest issues gamers have to face today is that of keeping up with the ever-increasing hardware requirements of the games they play.

This is not such a major issue with smartphone gaming, because most smartphones run even newer games just as fast as they load the Betway website.

When it comes to PC, though, things change – most gamers can only keep up if they upgrade their computers at least once a year.

One of the solutions to this constant arms race between gamers and developers is cloud gaming. It basically means that the games no longer run on the gamer’s local PC but on a server in the cloud, streaming the output of the game to the player’s computer.

For this to work, it’s enough to have a connected device with a fast enough internet connection – the server does all the heavy lifting. This means that even the highest-profile games can be run on a mediocre office PC with a good internet connection.

Google Stadia

Google’s Stadia has been in the works for quite some time now, with little but rumors circulating online about it – until now, that is. Most people believed that Google was planning to launch its own gaming console. Instead of a console, though, Google uses a browser to bring gaming to all gamers – Chrome, to be exact.

Stadia promises to run not only on PCs and Macs but on pretty much every connected device, from smart TVs to smartphones, even on a Chromecast device plugged into a “dumb” TV.

Moreover, the Google Pixel line of smartphones will also have a dedicated Stadia app, making it available on the go.

The service will have a free tier that will not cost a dime – with no games included from the start but this may change in the future.

This will allow users to buy games at their standard pricing and play them via the service at 1080p and 60fps at most.

The Stadia Pro tier will cost $10 a month and will include not only a superior experience – 4K HDR streaming at 60fps, surround sound, and such – but free games added periodically to their library, starting with Destiny 2: The Collection.

For now, Stadia will only be available in the US, Canada, and a few selected European countries but later it will expand to further territories as well.

Google Stadia

Google’s Stadia has been in the works for quite some time now, with little but rumors circulating online about it – until now, that is. Most people believed that Google was planning to launch its own gaming console. Instead of a console, though, Google uses a browser to bring gaming to all gamers – Chrome, to be exact. Stadia promises to run not only on PCs and Macs but on pretty much every connected device, from smart TVs to smartphones, even on a Chromecast device plugged into a “dumb” TV. Moreover, the Google Pixel line of smartphones will also have a dedicated Stadia app, making it available on the go. The service will have a free tier that will not cost a dime – with no games included from the start but this may change in the future. This will allow users to buy games at their standard pricing and play them via the service at 1080p and 60fps at most. The Stadia Pro tier will cost $10 a month and will include not only a superior experience – 4K HDR streaming at 60fps, surround sound, and such – but free games added periodically to their library, starting with Destiny 2: The Collection. For now, Stadia will only be available in the US, Canada, and a few selected European countries but later it will expand to further territories as well.

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