The landscape of gaming is continuing to evolve and now Google aims to be a key part of its future. With that, we have the Google Stadia release date set for 2019 with some initial details having been revealed. During a stream at GDC 2019 Google took the stage and showcased this new streaming platform. The goal is connectivity, and direct integration into Youtube. When it comes to resolution, the company teases 8k 120fps for the future, but for now it will allow up to 4k 60fps with HDR and surround sound. It can also simultaneously stream at 4k 60fps to Youtube.
With this type of stream, the audience can jump right into matches that are being shown and this video can instantly be indexed. The project stream is up to 1080p 60fps. Powering this will be a custom 2.7ghz hyperthreaded x86 CPUs with AVX2 SIMD. You’re getting 10.7 Teraflops and 56 compute units powering this performance. It features Vulkan high-performance, real-time 3D graphic API with a strong 16gb combined VRAM and system RAM with up to 484 GB/S. A general Linux system is the operating system.
This type of service aims to allow instant access to the biggest games no matter the device. Whether that’s on mobile with phones, tablets or even traditional computing devices including your TV. The launch countries include US, Canada, UK and most of Europe. The premium game showcased for the device was Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
There’s a special WiFi based controller with a voice assistant, though support for most existing controllers will be present. This is a platform aimed at players, developers and Youtube content creators of all sizes. It aims to bring back easy going couch coop, enable quick gameplay without restrictions and a sense of full cross-play. These are the details at the moment for Google’s Stadia, hopefully they’ll be at E3 for more details as this service is set to release in 2019.
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