Discover all the details of Google Stadia, the new video game streaming service that allows you to play from any device without the need for a console.
Google Stadia Games Catalog
Google Stadia , Google’s ambitious new platform, could become the quintessential cloud game streaming service . With it, we can play anywhere from any device or start a game from the television and continue, without cuts, on the PC, the tablet, the mobile… And all this, without the need for a console. Just by being subscribed to the Internet and having a compatible device, we can enjoy a wide range of games .
What is Google Stadia?
Stadia is a cloud gaming service that, instead of a console, uses Google’s global data centers to process each title and send it, immediately and in a compressed version with 4K resolution at 60 frames per second (FPS) , to the player via your Chrome browser.
To get an idea, it is something similar to a YouTube video, but with the difference that it is interactive.
This system makes us forget about downloads, installations or patches. Everything is in the cloud, so we can play anywhere (PC, mobile, tablet…) through the Chrome browser, and even change devices during the same game . That is, you can start the game at home and continue it on the street through a portable device.
Plus, if you’re watching a game trailer on YouTube and you’re interested, all you have to do is hit the new Play button and within seconds you can buy it and start playing it. An option that will not be limited to the video platform, since it will also be available in various services, such as social networks.
As we said at the beginning, Stadia is not based on a console, but it does use a special controller: the Stadia Controller , whose appearance reminds us a lot of Xbox One controls . It includes two joysticks in the central area, a crosshead on the left, four front buttons, side buttons and triggers. The truth is that the controller itself is optional (you can play with the keyboard, mouse or any USB controller), however, it includes a few things that differentiate it from other controllers and make it very useful:
The first place because it has WiFi and connects directly to the Google data center, which makes the experience with minimal latency and higher performance . In addition, this makes it possible to change devices without having to link the controller to the new one.
And, secondly, the two extra buttons that it includes. One of them is a button to share images of the game at a resolution of up to 4K, which is accompanied by a microphone to facilitate communication with other users. All this allows, for example, to follow the broadcast of a specific gamer and jump directly to that game.
The other is a Google Assistant button , whose function is to activate various functions and get help from the same remote. If you get stuck in a level, you just have to press this button and Google Assistant will offer you tips or videos on how to overcome it.
November 2019 is the expected date for the launch of Google Stadia in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and some European countries (including Spain).
Regarding prices, the company offers several possibilities:
Google Stadia Base – This is the free version which, as you might expect, is limited in some features and doesn’t have access to the platform’s library of free games. Its service level is 1080 pixels at 60 FPS with stereo sound.
Google Stadia Pro : for 9.9 euros per month, you will have 4K HDR image quality, 5.1 surround audio and access to the entire catalog of Google Stadia games. The command can be purchased separately for 69 euros.
Google Stadia Founder’s Edition : its price is 129 euros , and includes three months of subscription, a three-month trial pass for a friend and the video game Destiny 2: The Collection . Plus, it comes with the Stadia Controller and a Chromecast Ultra.
Google Stadia Games Catalog
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey , the first title played on Stadia in October 2018, will be available on the platform, in addition to the aforementioned Destiny 2 and a good number of video games:
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Borderlands 3
- Cyberpunk 2077
- darksiders genesis
- Destiny 2 (with all its expansions)
- Destroy All Humans!
- Doom (2016)
- Doom Eternal
You already know, if your passion is video games, start preparing your home to make way for the new cloud gaming service that will mark the future of the industry.