Google = Gaming Powerhouse?

Google is going to be launching cloud gaming service titled “Stadia” at GDC in San Francisco. Apparently, this will be able to stream to all types of devices, including the Chrome Browser, Chromecast, and the Google pixel device. It will launch sometime in 2019, in Canada, the US, UK and the rest of Europe.

If anyone is familiar with Project Stream, a test of this software where you could get Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for free in the public test, I’m guessing this is essentially the same service and that was a beta test. EDIT: Confirmed that this was Project Stream. 

Youtube seems to be a big focus with “Stadia”. The demonstration showed a video where you watch a video clip, but then could proceed to hit play now, and the game would launch. A crowd play feature has been designed so that you and your favourite creators can play alongside one another.

Although Google unveiled the Stadia today, there were no further details in regards to pricing, availability, or much else on the matter. Summer 2019 should reveal some more interesting details.

Let me know in the comments down below what you think of game streaming. Will it slow sales of GPUs for PCs? Will you skip the next generation of consoles? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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