Google launched a new gaming platform at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco earlier today. The company has moved into the gaming industry with its new gaming platform called Stadia.
That platform allows everybody who are online to play the game without any gaming controller. There are more than 200 million people watching game-related content on YouTube and Stadia makes many of those games playable with just a press of a button.
It is Google`s global network of data centres and the combination with YouTube that makes this cloud gaming possible. Their goal is to make games available at high-resolution and 60 frames per second with surround sound.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a speech earlier today that Stadia is a platform for everyone. He said Google
s ambitions is to stream games to all types of devices which means all the games will be streamable across laptops, TVs, desktops, phones and tablets.
s all in the cloud so you dont have to download or install any of the games. Stadia is launched alongside a new controller called Stadia Controller that will power the game streaming service. The only thing you have to do is to connect it directly through Wi-Fi to link it to a game session in the cloud.
Google will build a custom GPU for its data centers with help from its partner AMD. That chip will deliver 10,7 teraflops of power and that is more than the 4,2 teraflops of the PS4 Pro and the 6 teraflops of power on the Xbox One X.
The first game to be launched by Google`s Stadia will be Doom Eternal. The date is not clear yet, but it will be available on PC, Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo. Stadia will also embrace full cross-platform play, so developers can enable cross-platform multiplayer and game saves and progression.
More than 50 billion hours of gaming content was watched on YouTube during 2018. Maybe that number will increase in 2019?
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