At this point, it has been well documented that Google Stadia has launched in a less than impressive fashion. It currently has a catalog that has a few exciting options, but not many. Prices are not competitive compared to other console and PC sale prices. Plus, it’s subscription-based in addition to the full price game options.Continue reading “Opinion: The Only Way I’ll use Google Stadia is…”
Stadia releases later this year in November 2019. They made some big announcements in today’s Stadia Connect stream on Youtube. Here are the biggest takeaways.
Stadia will be available via TV, desktop, tablet, laptop, and pixel smartphones. Any screen that runs chrome should be able to run Stadia. If you have a Pixel Smartphone, you’ll need to use the Stadia app to play. As a bonus, Stadia is planning to launch on all smartphones in the future.
Latency/ Internet Connection
Googles years of research and optimizing connections will allow smooth game-play regardless of the connection that you have. That solves my previous questions about latency. Players can have a connection up to 4K, HDR video, 60 fps and 5.1 surround sound.
The Stadia controller will be specific for stream game-play. You can use your own controller as well, but the direct connection to Stadia will allow for optimized game-play.
A huge announcement was made by Bungie during the Stadia Connect!
Destiny 2 will be available on Stadia and the new fall expansion Destiny 2: Shadow Keep will be available as well.
Current players of the game will be able to move their current character over to Stadia from Console or PC if they want.
How cool is that?
Other titles announced include (source: The Verge):
Bandai Namco - Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Bethesda - DOOM Eternal, DOOM 2016, Rage 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: Youngblood Bungie - Destiny 2 Capcom - TBD Coatsink - Get Packed (Stadia exclusive) Codemasters - GRID Deep Silver - Metro Exodus Drool - Thumper Electronic Arts - TBD Giants Software - Farming Simulator 19 Larian Studios - Baldur’s Gate 3 nWay Games - Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Rockstar Games - TBD Sega - Football Manager SNK - Samurai Shodown Square Enix - Final Fantasy XV, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2K Games - NBA 2K, Borderlands 3 Tequila Works - Gylt (Stadia exclusive) Warner Bros. - Mortal Kombat 11 THQ - Darksiders Genesis Ubisoft - Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Trials Rising, The Crew 2
There is also a Founder’s Edition for $130 that will give you and a friend Stadia for 3 months free, allow you to snag your Gamertag first, and combine the Chromecast Ultra with an exclusive Night Blue Stadia Controller.
This sounds promising.
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Last week Google broke the news about it’s online gaming platform, Stadia. An on-demand cross platform, fully online cloud based system. However, the quality of your game play depends on your internet connection. You could have 60 FPS or not depending on if you have a potato for a router.
This brings up the question, what about the lag?
Excerpts on store.google.com mention that you need high speed internet connection in order to experience the Stadia platform. So should we assume that buffering, stuttering, crashing, and getting kicked from games will be an issue with a subpar connection?
Consider the connection issues that gamers have even when they are hooked up to a Ethernet cord while playing games such as Destiny 2, Division 2, Anthem, Fortnite, Apex Legends and others. Plus, users on YouTube or Twitch are known to have buffering, freezing and audio out of sync issues based on their WiFi connection as well.
Being that Stadia is 100 percent in the cloud, will that play a part in fighting the latency issue? Or will it cause more of a problem?
Right now when you visit YouTube.com and click on your desired video, you are automatically place on ‘auto’. Whatever that means from your connection. On average, that means 720p HD. Will Google place you on auto based on your connection for gaming as well?
The promotional site also mentions being able to watch a video about a game and instantly being able to jump into that game. Can you imagine the amounts of people backed up in the queue waiting to play with their favorite YouTuber?
This is bound to be a new experience for all involved. We’ll be tracking information. View any of the facts discussed in this article by clicking this link.