Google is all set to give a massive push to its online game streaming service Stadia, set to launch in November 2019. Google Stadia is a 4K gaming platform and the company’s first attempt to disrupt the gaming industry by leveraging the availability of next-generation high-speed data connectivity.
Details about Google Stadia
By introducing Google Stadia, the tech behemoth plans to disrupt the gaming industry by cutting down its dependence on high-end physical hardware and dedicated gaming console. As stated, it will be an online gaming service streaming live games to any devices of the users’ choice. It could be anything like a tablet, laptop, smartphone, or TV enabled with Chromecast Ultra. The Google Stadia gaming service will be available entirely through a subscription-based model.
This means that Google Stadia will cut the cost barriers for new entrants in the high-end gaming industry and will thus make itself available for a larger audience. Moreover, gamers won’t have to wait every time for the massive downloads and can get instant access to games in real-time.
Besides, Google has made some pretty big promises with its Stadia gaming platform. According to Google, Stadia will stream 4K gaming at 60 fps. Thus, all Stadia users are set to get very impressive gameplay, however, Google hasn’t disclosed how exactly the Stadia platform will handle massive user-base with uncompromised gaming.
Besides, being an online gaming platform, a lot will depend on the speed of internet connections. The 4K gaming magic will be available only at speeds above 30-40 Mbps. At 20 Mbps, users will get a Full HD gaming experience with 5.1 surround sound. At 10 Mbps, users will get 720p gaming experience with stereo sound.
Google Stadia provides its own gaming controller to make your online gaming experience complete. Some of the most popular games available on the Google Stadia platform will be Mortal Kombat 11, Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Final Fantasy XV. Moreover, some of the top gaming publishers joining the platform are Ubisoft, Bethesda, Square, EA, Rockstar and Capcom.
Stadia Founder Edition
Google has confirmed that its launch bundle ‘The Stadia Founders’ Edition‘ is “almost sold out” in some countries. The Founders Edition bundle includes Chromecast Ultra and the Night Blue Stadia Controller. The Stadia Founders’ Edition is currently available on the Google Store in 14 different countries around the world.
Investors are quite bullish on the arrival of the Google Stadia platform. Post the launch, investors expect Alphabet Inc (its current market capitalization is $798 billion), Google’s parent company, to become the third-company to hit the trillion-dollar valuation after Amazon and Apple.
At the moment, Alphabet’s shares (GOOG) are slightly down and are traded at around $1 190. Nevertheless, the surge is expected as besides Stadia, investors have other high hopes. Some investors are very optimistic as Google is currently working on innovative new projects in AI and ML, as well as other emerging technologies.