After developing the Project Stream for the full version of the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, played from a Chrome browser during the trial period last year, Google is going big again. Now we have insights for Stadia, the streaming platform that will be taking by surprise the gaming world. But what do we know and what you can do with it?
First of all, Google promised to us that Stadia could be played on any device, from a tablet, smartphones, and PC to other devices. The best example for this is, again, the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which is excellent news.
Second of all, what is good for the players is that using the cloud service, the transfers between devices can be made within the progress on a game. All the games came in 4K resolution and streamed at 60 FPS. Moreover, how does having three platforms in one sound? Google Stadia will come with YouTube and Google Assistant at your fingertips.
For example, when you will see a trailer on YouTube, you can access the game straight away from it. Another thing that you can do in Stadia is to share your results on social media with a Google link from the controller. What’s more interesting is the fact that you can share your place and location in the game, and others can jump in. Don’t forget about the Google assistant that will help you with advice for your game.
Another novelty is that we have a change with the controllers of Google Stadia. What does that mean? First of all, Stadia is coming with its own controller, connected directly to Google Cloud via Wi-Fi. Also, the controller will have one button for sharing your location and result on social media, and another button for the Google assistant. A plus about this controller is that you can connect other devices through USB and Bluetooth.
What Games Will We Find on Google Stadia?
Available now in Google Cloud is only the Doom Eternal game. Sadly, James Raymond, who’s leading the Stadia Games and Entertainment company, did not announce any titles for now. On the other side, we know that the multiplayer mode is a promise from Google Stadia.
At the 2019 Game Developers Conference, Google Stadia announced that developers could apply new models and worlds on the games. This could be done with the help of Style Transfers that uses a machine learning, and it applies any visual style to it. Fascinating, isn’t it?
Matt Spooner was a reporter for Spot Next, before becoming the lead editor. Matt has over fifty bylines and has reported on countless stories concerning all things related to technology. Matt studied at Caltech.