Google Stadia

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Google Stadia offers a different take on gaming.

Google Stadia

Gamers playing league of legends. Photo: Wikipedia

Google does it again, this time releasing their new gaming streaming service, Stadia.

They revealed the game changer at the Game Developers Conference on 19 March 2019.

Google Stadia will bring gaming to just about any device.

How does Stadia work?

This is a huge innovation to the world of gaming as it doesn’t require specific hardware, such as a console or PC.

Users can now play video games using nothing other than an app or browser window on your phone, laptop, tablet or even your TV.

What wizardry is this?

The features of Google Stadia

One major feature of Google Stadia is that you can share game states.

In a nutshell, this means that you can save a certain spot in a game, create a link and share it so that someone can pick up exactly where you left off.

Stadia will be compatible with your usual USB devices. However, Google has also shown a sleek little controller that has a unique feature attached; a single button that enables you to share gameplay to YouTube.

This will tie in with the sharing of game states, as players can view the YouTube video and then join in on the fun through the link shared by the player.

Games available on Stadia

So far there are limited details about what games that will be available on Stadia, but so far Assassins Creed: Odyssey and Doom: Eternal have been confirmed.

Data requirements for Stadia

Like most forms of online gaming, Stadia will require a relatively quick connection as it has been reported that it will require speeds around 25 megabytes per second.

All the additional grey areas

As for the cost, Google has kept their cards very close to their chest and have revealed little to nothing about the cost of Stadia.

The release date is still somewhat uncertain, but Google has said it will be released sometime in 2019.