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Google unveils new game streaming platform Stadia

by Peter Smyth Tech Journalist
20th Mar 19 12:02 pm

US tech giant Google has announced their new game streaming platform Stadia, this will enable gamers to access and play games across multiple devices.

Google’s chief Sundar Pichai said the service aims to bring gaming resolutions of up to 4K, this is 60 frames per second and has surround sound.

This streaming platform will work seamlessly across your TV, tablet, computer or your mobile phone, in a move that claims it will “free players from the limitations of traditional consoles and PCs.”

Stadia are to launch in the UK, US, Canada and parts of Europe later this year, there will be a dedicated controller and existing USB controllers will also be compatible, the tech firm announced.

To address any lag issues, Google will leverage its data centre power to enable the service possible and will make the controller wi-fi compatible.

Phil Harrison, vice president at Google said, “The new generation of gaming is not a box.

“The data centre is your platform.”

The tech giant is looking to utilise their YouTube streaming service with a button, that allows gamers to share with the platform directly.

One of the first games confirmed for Stadia is Doom Eternal, this will run at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second.

Pricing has not been announced yet.

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