Google Stadia

Google Stadia: A New Cloud Based Gaming Platform

19 Mar 2019 Tuesday
Google Stadia: A New Cloud Based Gaming Platform
Ağahan  Çelik
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Google has started Game Developer Conference with big news

Google has been known for working on an online gaming service for some time. And today, during the Game Developer Conference, the company introduced ‘’Stadia’’. This cloud system allows players to connect and stream their games from any computer, phone, tablet or TV like Chrome browser, Chromecast tools or Google Pixel phones and tablets. In this system, Google’s servers takes the heavy burden instead of gaming consoles or devices, therefore system provides a smooth gaming experience. Stadia can run games on 60fps with 4K visuals and also supports HDR. 

Google Stadia specifications

  • Custom x86 processor clocked at 2.7GHz w/ AVX2 SIMD and 9.5MB of L2+L3 cache
  • Custom AMD GPU w/ HBM2 memory, 56 compute units, and 10.7TFLOPs
  • 16GB of RAM (shared between CPU and GPU), up to 484GB/s of bandwidth
  • SSD cloud storage

Google has announced Stadia 

The price of ‘’Stadia’’ has not announced yet by Google but the system is expected to be subscription based and the possible launch will be in late 2019. Stadia will be connected to YouTube and with a single click players will be able to connect other’s streams or share their gaming experiences on Youtube. Further, a special controller is coming for Stadia too, but current USB controllers will also work on this new platform. Stadia Games and Entertainment is also announced by Google and Jade Raymond will be the director of this new company which will produce games exclusively for this cloud based gaming service. You can check the new controller and watch the announcement video of Stadia below:

Google Stadia: A New Cloud Based Gaming Platform