Google’s Stadia Impresses Gamers At E3 2019
E3 experienced many firsts this year, like Sony’s lack of appearance for PlayStation, EA decided to forego their stage presence and Netflix as well as Google joined the Expo to share news about what they’ve been working on.
What is Google doing at E3?
The Gaming Industry is generating a LOT of money and attention as there was a 10.9% growth increase in just a year. The game software is worth a staggering £4.01bn (see how the market breakdowns here) so it makes sense that Google, arguably the largest Search Engine in the world, would take an interest in ever growing Gaming Industry and become a competitor against
Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation Consoles.
Google’s Stadia is looking to revolutionise Gaming and everything we thought we knew about streaming; there was an unveiling made by Google just prior to E3, which provided everyone with much more information such as;
• Google’s Stadia will launch in 14 countries, including the US, Canada, and the UK.
• The launch date is set for November 2019.
• For this year, you will need to pay the Stadia Pro
subscription of £8.99 per month for the 4K streaming subscription service.
• In 2020, the plan is that Google will launch a Base subscription model that will be free to stream games in FULL HD.
• You will have to buy Games separately.
So, as you can see it is very different from anything that we have ever seen before! And could potentially have an impact on whether or not there will be any Next Gen’s after Microsoft’s Project SCARLETT and Sony’s PlayStation 5 as some people believe that Google’s Stadia will eradicate any need for consoles. While their intentions are impressive and inclusive for every Gamers need, as you only need a PC and Google Chrome.
This means that Stadia will support up to 4K resolution at 60 FPS at launch, and has plans to hit up to 8K and 120 FPS in future.
What is Google’s Vision?
Google is using its global infrastructure of Data centres to try and ensure that a server is always close to the player. Which impacts Google’s overall vision of allowing people to go from watching a trailer for a game to jumping straight in by just pressing play, with “no download, no patch, no update, and no install.”
What Games will be available on Google’s Stadia?
Don’t worry; you will have access to modern AAA games without the need for the console. By paying for a subscription, this is a confirmed list that you will be able to play, the titles that are highlighted in bold are currently unreleased;
• Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
• Baldur’s Gate 3
• Borderlands 3
• Darksiders Genesis
• Destiny 2
• Doom 2016
• Doom Eternal
• Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
• Farming Simulator 19
• Final Fantasy 19
• Football Manager
• Get Packed
• Just Dance
• Metro Exodus
• Mortal Kombat 11
• NBA 2K
• Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
• Rage 2
• Samurai Shodown
• The Elder Scrolls Online
• Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
• Shadow of the Tomb Raider
• Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
• Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
• Trials Rising
• The Crew 2
• Wolfenstein: Youngblood
But that’s not all! Square Enix has announced that the NEW Marvel’s Avengers game would come to the cloud gaming platform, and Ubisoft has stated that it’s new UPlay Plus subscription service.
Doom Eternal Demo on Google Stadia at E3
Whilst Google may not have a huge presence at E3 yet, it doesn’t mean that Google’s Stadia didn’t make a lasting impression, because it really did! With a 40 minute demo of; ID Software’s upcoming Doom Eternal shooter on Chrome browser window at 1080p and 60 FPS and it worked pretty flawlessly and the most impressive feature was that it was actually hard to tell that you were playing via Google Chrome Browser and not on a console.
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Added By: Stealth Gaming | Date Added: 13th Jun 2019
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