From next November comes Google Stadia, when the big G is going to debut in the gaming field. It’s more challenging than a bet using resorts-bonus.codes but the clear intention of the Mountain View company is to challenge Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo in the video games industry but in a decidedly innovative way.
Indeed, Google Stadia is not a console but a streaming gaming service. It is a real platform designed not only for those who want to play but for those who want to see others play, participate with them and also for those who develop the games. The goal is to make the service accessible to everyone: you can access it from smartphones (at the moment, however, the list of compatible devices is quite small), tablets, PCs, Macs, Chromebooks or a television with Chromecast.
Among the many services offered by Google Stadia there will be Instant Play where you can watch a trailer for a video game on YouTube, press the Play button and find yourself thrown into the action without any waiting time.
You can use Google Stadia as a common digital video game store (like Steam for example) or you can decide to pay for a monthly subscription called Stadia Pro. If you use Stadia as it is you can buy games, tie them to your account and play them at a maximum resolution of 1080p@60fps (stereo audio) but this will be possible from 2020.
If you subscribe to Google Stadia Pro which will be available from November, you will have access to games in 4K@60fps, a library of free games included (presently, however, only Destiny 2 has been announced) in continuous expansion and you also have discounts on the purchase of the latest titles not included in this library.
Then you just need to access Chrome from PC/laptop, the dedicated app on mobile devices or the dedicated hub on Chromecast (as far as TV sets are concerned), go to your game library and in a few seconds, connectivity permitting, get into the game. The final goal is to make us less and less dependent on the hardware features of our platform, since the upgrades will be made by Google itself on the hardware that “transmits” the games in streaming.
A lot of games are already announced coming on Google Stadia. The library will be composed of titles that have yet to be released on other platforms such as Doom Eternal, Borderlands 3, Watch Dogs Legion and Football Manager 2020 as well as the gaming experiences already available on PCs and consoles including Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Mortal Kombat 11, Rise of the Tomb Raider and many more.
Will Google Stadia be a success? It’s hard to say at the moment. There are many incredibly interesting aspects about this new entry by the great G but you must also overcome the distrust towards a new way of enjoying gaming. So far, the Google’s biggest mistake is to have initially implied that Stadia would have a business model similar to that of Netflix, meaning that with a subscription fee all titles would be available for free, a model that has been adopted by some services of Xbox One and Playstation 4.