• Google Announces Stadia



    So Google is at the annual Game Developers Conference this week, and yesterday announced this nifty game controller—which can be used with their brand-new gaming platform, Stadia. Set to launch sometime this year in the US, Canada, UK and Europe, the service promises the following:

    Game where you want, when you want.
    Play across multiple devices, including laptops, desktops, and selected phones and tablets.

    Up to 4K HDR at 60 FPS.
    Enjoy gaming the way you like it, with beautiful HDR graphics and smooth frame rates.

    Play instantly.
    No updates, no downloads. Dive right into the game.

    New ways to play via YouTube and beyond.
    Go from watching a video to playing a game in seconds, with even more innovative experiences to come for selected games.

    Always getting better.
    Stadia's cloud-based infrastructure evolves to meet the demands of players, developers and YouTube creators.
    Stadia's secret weapon is, of course, its wide device support: if it delivers as promised, you'll be able to play AAA titles on Android, Chrome and Chromecasts at the very least, using either a controller or keyboard and mouse. Unfortunately I can't yet confirm if touch input is also supported.

    If anyone can pull this off it's probably Google—in fact, the only weak link that comes to mind would be the end user's Internet connection. If you want to be notified when Stadia becomes available you can sign up at the second link below.

    Sources: Droid Life, Stadia

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    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Orlimar1's Avatar
      Orlimar1 -
      Problem is after 2 years they'll give up and walk away like they they do with most of their applications.

      Sent from my XT1635-01 using HoFo mobile app
    1. ragnar28's Avatar
      ragnar28 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Orlimar1 View Post
      Problem is after 2 years they'll give up and walk away like they they do with most of their applications.

      Sent from my XT1635-01 using HoFo mobile app
      To be fair in today market corporations dont make products with long life cycles, Especially google with most of their products. Its now 2019 your predictions have come true among a few others like google plus, google wallet list goes on and on.
    1. EL8482's Avatar
      EL8482 -
      totally agree. hate this.
    1. kobebryantt24's Avatar
      kobebryantt24 -
      How much it will be cost (per month)?
    1. manofstill2012's Avatar
      manofstill2012 -
      I give Google 1 year then they will walk away that's their MO

      Sent from my Samsung Galaxy 10+ using Tapatalk
    1. acurrie's Avatar
      acurrie -
      Attachment 162948

      Yesterday Google revealed more details about Stadia, its forthcoming game-streaming service. Supported devices at launch include the Chrome browser on MacOS and Windows, the Chromecast Ultra and 3rd-gen Pixel phones. Additional details are as follows:

      Launch Date
      Founder's Edition early access - November, 2019
      Stadia Pro - 2020

      Launch Markets
      Belgium
      Canada
      Denmark
      Finland
      France
      Germany
      Italy
      Ireland
      Netherlands
      Norway
      Spain
      Sweden
      United Kingdom
      United States (except Hawaii)

      Launch Titles
      Assassin's Creed Odyssey
      Baldur's Gate 3
      Borderlands 3
      Darksiders Genesis
      Destiny 2
      DOOM Eternal
      DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2
      Farming Simulator 19
      FINAL FANTASY XV
      Football Manager 2020
      Get Packed
      Ghost Recon Breakpoint
      GRID
      Gylt
      Just Dance 2020
      Metro Exodus
      Mortal Kombat 11
      NBA 2K
      Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid
      Rage 2
      SAMURAI SHODOWN
      The Crew 2
      The Division 2
      The Elder Scrolls Online
      Thumper
      Tomb Raider Trilogy
      Trials Rising
      Wolfenstein: Youngblood

      Pricing
      Founder's Edition, includes:
      - Chromecast Ultra
      - limited edition Night Blue Stadia controller
      - three months of Stadia Pro (see below)
      - three month Buddy Pass
      - dibs on selecting a Stadia Name
      - $169 CAD / $129.99 USD
      Stadia Pro
      - $11.99 CAD / $9.99 USD per month
      Pay-per-game pricing TBA

      Sources: Android Police, Mobile Syrup
      Image source: XDA
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