Google Stadia is a name that has been around for a long time in the world of video games, and in this article we are going to unravel what it is for, what it is not for and how it can revolutionize the video game industry. A somewhat confusing marketing campaign has made many people not understand how Google Stadia really works, so the first part of the article will be dedicated to understanding how Google Stadia works.
What is Stadia and what is it for?
It is a streaming game system that opens with 22 available games, and allows you to play video games without the need for a PC or a console. It is not a streaming player, like the PS Vita on the PS4 or the Xbox application on the PC; rather, it is a new technology.
Google Stadia is a platform to play a certain catalog of games through streaming. The game runs remotely on Stadia servers, thus avoiding compatibility issues with the hardware and operating system of our devices. What becomes essential to be able to play is a good Internet connection.
The basic subscription level is free, users can buy games in the store and play them via streaming. On the other hand, when we access the Premium subscription service, with a monthly fee of 9.99 euros, a video game catalog appears that is being renewed and players will be able to continue using all those they have purchased.
What requirements are there to be able to play with Google Stadia?
Google promises that with a 25 Mbps connection you can play any title in 1920 × 1080 quality. If we have faster connections, it will be possible to play in 4K quality, and in the not too distant future it is expected to advance in 8K resolution and 120 FPS. The promise of Google Stadia is to provide streaming game without latency without packet loss and without any kind of pixelation.
The entire operation of Google Stadia is based on the processing that is carried out in the 7,500 data centers, ensuring Google that users always connect to the servers from a shorter and direct route, guaranteeing higher quality in the connection. The goal is to avoid all kinds of connection problems. However, it should be noted that Google can guarantee this connection to our home, but within our home there may be complications that we must control ourselves.
Google Stadia today
On November 19, 2019, Google’s first solid bet in the world of video games was released through the cloud. For some time now, the platform has had some changes. In this section of the article we will analyze how the Google platform has been adapted and what needs have not yet been satisfied regarding its business model and what it says to offer to the player segment.
The launch catalog was not the most extensive, but over the months it expanded. The possibility of receiving a battery of monthly games thanks to the Pro subscription makes Google Stadia an attractive proposition for those who want to be able to enjoy quality video games regardless of the device they have. Of course, the optimal visual quality that a next-generation computer or a more recent desktop console can offer has not yet been achieved.
One of the keys that Google is working on to attract users, in addition to the best-known titles from multiplatform studios, is the promotion of new developers. The possibility of offering exclusive games and developments exclusively designed for Google Stadia may be the great proposal that ends up positioning the video game streaming platform on a new level. It remains to be seen if the public decides to accept this new initiative on ways of playing and if the quality of connection and visual quality are enough for a world as demanding as that of video games.
What is expected in Google Stadia for the next few months?
Despite a difficult start, Google does not give up and continues to bet on the development of Google Stadia. That is why the catalog of future releases is so large and it seems like a wake-up call for gamers not to discard the idea of ??turning to this video game streaming service.
ARK: Survival Evolved will be released in the first half of 2021, the releases of Assassins’ Creed Syndicate and Unity are expected, CHORUS, Death Carnival, DIRT 5 for speed lovers, Far Cry 6, Mafia 3 Remastered and Ghost will also arrive Recon Wildlands, among others.
Everything indicates that 2021 can be a great year for Google Stadia and video games in general. Perhaps we are not so far from the moment when fans can enjoy the titles anywhere, regardless of the power of their computers or mobile devices, only needing a good Internet connection.