Google announces data centre-driven video game streaming service, Stadia

about 2 years ago by Hannah Lawrence

Google announces data centre-driven video game streaming service, Stadia


Google has announced that it will be launching its own video game streaming platform later this year, promising to enable customers to play demanding games through a web browser regardless of their own hardware.

Named Stadia, the platform will leverage Google’s extensive network of data centres along with the ubiquitous nature of its Chrome and Android operating systems to offer customers a highly-accessible route into video games with state-of-the-art graphics and intricate gameplay design.

The firm has said that the capabilities of its cloud-side operations will be a significant leap in quality over existing consoles, with the goal of streaming games at 4K resolutions and 60 frames per second.

Owing to the nature of the service, Google won’t be releasing hardware for the service besides a new controller that it says has been closely developed with gamers themselves.

Source: gigabitmagazine

Industry: Data Centre News


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