You have heard the term before “It’s in the cloud,” you have heard about this mysterious cloud where every bit of data goes to be stored and everything ever put on the internet it kept.
Now gaming is moving to the “cloud.” First, it was saves, profiles, accounts and many other aspects of gaming, but what about playing an entire game straight out of this so-called “cloud”.
Google has hit the ground running with their attempt at taking from the huge gaming pool of money just sitting there waiting to be tapped into.
On November 15, Google will launch its new cloud gaming service so here is everything you need to know about its upcoming release.
Google Stadia was announced in October of 2018 where they told the world about their project to make gaming completely cloud-based.
In March of 2019 at Google’s keynote address that is when we really learned about what Google wants to accomplish.
Stadia will be cloud gaming where Google boasts being able to stream 4k resolution at 60 frames per second right over the internet onto any screen that can use Google Chrome.
They say that this will be able to be played on Google chrome through an extension on PC, smartphones, tablets, and with a tv using Google chrome cast.
Google says Stadia will require at least 10 Mbit/s for 720p 60 FPS, 20 Mbit/s for 1080p HDR Video 60 FPS, and 35 Mbit/s for 4K HDR Video 60 FPS.
So what do you need to use Google Stadia? Almost nothing except one of the devices that can run Google and the Stadia controller which runs for around the same price as any other controller on the market at $69.
There is also a founders edition that gets you the controller, a google chrome stick and 3 months of Stadia pro. You can pre-order this edition now
There are two tiers of membership to the Stadia one being free and one is $9.99 a month.
The free tier is just online access and access to the shop of games similar to a Steam store.
The paid tier offers users to access higher streaming rates, access a library of free games over time, and get discounts on other games offered for Stadia for $9.99 a month. Hopefully, the games play well enough on a free tier that you won’t need to be forced to pay monthly just to enjoy the games.
Here is a list of known games to be on the Stadia either at launch or within the near future.
Google is adding there big deep pockets of money to the gaming scene. Are you excited to try it out? Do you think it will perform well against the other forms of gaming, or will this push Xbox, Sony and Nintendo to make a push for cloud gaming as well? Let us know in the comments below what you guys are thinking.