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  • A streaming only, INSTANT Access system with controller.
  • Streams up to 4K 60fps HDR, will later add support for 8K 120fps
  • Stadia instances are 10.7 Teraflops of GPU power
  • Can click Play Now in a STADIA enabled browser and join instantly on sites like YouTube.
  • Connects using Chrome as a streaming platform across many devices.
  • Single code base enjoyed across desktop, laptop, TV, tablet, and phone.
  • Works on existing devices - Chromecast, Chrome browsers, and Chrome browsers.
  • Works with existing controllers, not just Google controller
  • Cross-platform multiplayer and save files
  • Couch co-op and Split-screen using separate instances available
  • Low latency platform for "everyone."


(Stolen from era)
 

de3d1

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I know it was very well received during the beta, we'll see. I have an ultra high-speed connection so I'd like to test it but it's not something I would just completely replace my consoles with.

For tech heads, the interesting part is the idea of using multi-gpus. In theory, a dev could use more than one 10.7TF GPU at once. That's crazy powerful.
 

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I’ll believe it when I see it. It’s certainly ambitious, I’ll give them that.
 

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"Google made waves today at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco with a gaming announcement of its own: Stadia, a streaming game service. Stadia will launch in 2019 in the U.S., Canada, UK and Europe. Google did not share pricing information.
Stadia's architecture uses Google's data center network, which consists of fiber optic links and under-sea cables that have supported Google searches for years with 7,500 edge nodes. At launch, Stadia will support resolutions up to 4K at 60 frames per second (fps) with surround sound. In the future, Google is promising 8K up to 120 fps. It will allow for cross play between systems, run on a data center with custom GPUs and work with a controller that Google is making for the service.

Besides the stream you get, a separate one will be made at 4K and 60 fps to stream to YouTube.

Google worked with AMD to custom design a GPU with more than 10 teraflops of power to handle the service. It will run on Linux and Vulkan and work on the Unreal Engine and Unity. Google said this is more powerful than the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (PS4) combined."




https://www.tomshardware.com/news/google-gdc-keynote-stadia-branding,38864.html
 
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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2019-google-stadia-phil-harrison-majd-bakar-interview


Why build your own controller? USB controllers are pretty much ubiquitous.

Phil Harrison: We have built our own controller for a couple of reasons. One: for connection to the TV, we use Chromecast as our streaming technology. The most significant feature of the Stadia [controller] is that it's WiFi and so it connects directly to your game in the datacentre. It does not pair with your local device.
 
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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2019-google-stadia-phil-harrison-majd-bakar-interview


Why build your own controller? USB controllers are pretty much ubiquitous.

Phil Harrison: We have built our own controller for a couple of reasons. One: for connection to the TV, we use Chromecast as our streaming technology. The most significant feature of the Stadia [controller] is that it's WiFi and so it connects directly to your game in the datacentre. It does not pair with your local device.
It's a big way of eliminating some of that deadly latency. Very smart, actually.

I wonder how this announcement will impact MS's plans to reveal similar intentions. They certainly can't just come in and echo Google, who no doubt had this debut at GDC to get ahead of the Rumors...
 

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It's a big way of eliminating some of that deadly latency. Very smart, actually.

I wonder how this announcement will impact MS's plans to reveal similar intentions. They certainly can't just come in and echo Google, who no doubt had this debut at GDC to get ahead of the Rumors...
They are talking this up today....E3 will be interesting. And I wonder when Google will show games, pricing, etc?

 

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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2019-google-stadia-phil-harrison-majd-bakar-interview


Why build your own controller? USB controllers are pretty much ubiquitous.

Phil Harrison: We have built our own controller for a couple of reasons. One: for connection to the TV, we use Chromecast as our streaming technology. The most significant feature of the Stadia [controller] is that it's WiFi and so it connects directly to your game in the datacentre. It does not pair with your local device.
Someone else hired that lying clown? lol
 

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This is all likely the future of gaming but it's not the near future, everything that's shown is in a totally controlled environment which is basically meaningless when it comes to how it'll work in the real world.
 

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I guess I'll never understand the big deal over streaming games. The game pass model is so much better, don't have to worry about connection or anything, are people really that impatient to play straight away we need to stream?
 

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That's not good. That is still a pretty controlled scenario. I wonder what that looks like with the "10 TF" power...
I am not saying this article is wrong but they will be people to down play this to stay in a dinosaur format. There is only 3 companies can pull off. Microsoft, Google, and Amazon.

I will give them a chance.
I also ask for the people here to watch out for the haters.
 

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Outside of normal gaming, everything else I do digital is online including streaming sports, TV, etc. On average I use about 700GB of data out of a 1TB cap, so there is no way I could even think of using this service.
 

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If Google is smart, they'll let everyone try this service for free(staggered invites) for a limited time to see how it works on their specific connection. Or do a month to month subscription.
 
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If Google is smart, they'll let everyone try this service for free(staggered invites) for a limited time to see how it works on their specific connection. Or do a month to month subscription.
Wonder if they’ll add/link and or create a new wireless service like they do with their Fi for cell phones. But if it’s anything like that then expect throttling, unless you pay more https://fi.google.com/about/faq/#plan-and-pricing-bill-protection