Google unrolled Stadia, a cloud gaming service, at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. The move may introduce a massive change in the gaming world. The new facility will allow gamers to play games by way of a broad variety of devices along with an internet connection. Stadia will arrive in the market this year being firstly available in the US, UK, Canada, and Europe. Aside from announcing its Stadia game streaming platform, Google has shown the hardware and data centers used for Stadia. The company aims to host playing, spectating and game development under one roof. Google told that Stadia will be using 16GB RAM and can perform at a speed of 484 GB per second. It will also use a custom AMD GPU with HBM2 (high bandwidth memory), and 56 compute units.
But the company denied offering other details about Stadia, mainly, about the type of architecture it will use. During the presentation at GDC, Google tipped its alliance with AMD, which developed the nameless card for connectivity with Stadia “instances”. It is a computer grounded on Linux that will actually operate the games players stream. The company displayed a scenario to watch a game clip on YouTube. So with instant access, players will be able to play the game without any prior download or installation. The gaming platform will stream games from the cloud to the Chrome Browser, Pixel devices, and Chromecast. At launch, players can stream the game across laptops, TVs, desktops, tablets, and smartphones.
It seems like the new Stadia controller is pretty friendly, some smart things are going under the roof. According to Phil Harrison, Google’s Vice President, the exclusive controller will enable players to access a whole Stadia feeling. He added the controller uses Wi-Fi which allows to directly connect to the game running in Google’s data center. Thus Stadia will offer instant access to play games, without the need for downloads and installations. Phil said they aim to go beyond a single game. So it is sure that Google will limit Stadia to just one game. The streaming service is a gift for gamers from Google. They will no longer require to see a retailer like BestBuy or Amazon to get the latest title. Instead, Google says it is enough to have a fast internet connection and a controller to play games.
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