Google Stadia: A New Cloud Based Gaming Platform

Google has been known for working on anonline gaming service for some time. And today, during the Game DeveloperConference, the company introduced ‘’Stadia’’. This cloudsystem allows players to connect and stream their games from any computer,phone, tablet or TV like Chrome browser, Chromecast tools or Google Pixelphones and tablets. In this system, Google’s servers takes the heavy burdeninstead 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 notannounced yet by Google but the system is expected to be subscription based andthe possible launch will be in late 2019. Stadia will be connected to YouTube andwith a single click players will be able to connect other’s streams or sharetheir gaming experiences on Youtube. Further, a special controller is coming for Stadia too, but current USB controllers will also work onthis new platform. Stadia Games and Entertainment is also announced by Googleand Jade Raymond will be the director of this new company which will producegames exclusively for this cloud based gaming service. You can check the new controller and watch the announcement video of Stadia below:

Google Stadia Technology Video

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Murat Oktay

Video games have been my passion for as long as I can remember. I have been writing and managing in the game industry for more than 30 years. I've been playing Diablo 2 nonstop since it first came out.

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