Google’s long-awaited cloud gaming service Google Stadia ready to launch.
Gaming cloud service is a new term for most people but it is expected to change the gaming industry in the near future. Most tech giants are already working on their new services they are all aiming to let gamers play the games of their choices without buying a console or a high-end PC through cloud computing.
Google‘s cloud gaming services basically allows you to play premium games without discs, download, consoles or high-end PCs. Stadia lets you stream the game to your device. Shortly, it is possible to play any game if you have a good internet connection, Stadia controller and Chromecast Ultra, Pixel phone or Chrome web browser on a laptop or desktop PC. Basically, you don’t have to buy an expensive console or a gaming PC to play the latest games. Stadia will be launched on 19 November, however, it is still in beta. It is expected to be released in 2020.
Pricing and features
Today, Stadia is a $130 one-time-only purchase. The subscription fee is $10 for a month, after a three-month trial and $20 to $60 per premium games. With a Chromecast Ultra and TV, you can play games at 4K resolution with HDR and Stadia Controller directly connects to the Chromecast. If you use the controller with Google Pixel phones, you can plug it with a USB-C cable and play games at full Hd. You can also play the games Chrome web browser with any controller you want, including keyboard and mouse.
After the initial release, Stadia will be a free service, but to play games in 4K resolution you need to buy a $10/month Stadia Pro subscription. Also if you buy the Stadia Controller for $70, you can switch between phone, PC, and TV without turning off the devices and it also allows you to chat with your Bluetooth headphones. Google also announced that there will be YouTube related features, such as streaming while playing in 4K and allowing streamers to let viewers join their games.