Google tested its game-streaming platform a few months ago, under the name Project Stream and allowed gamers to play Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey in Chrome. While the announcement was met with interest and a lot of curiosity, most of the details surrounding it were kept secret by the company, until now.
Google officially announced the game streaming service during the Game Developers Conference which took place in San Francisco on Tuesday.
The service is called Stadia and will be able to stream games to a number of devices ranging from PCs to tablets, smartphones and TV’s but the best thing about it is that the users won’t need to wait to download the games – all they’ll need will be a Chrome browser and an internet connection.
Stadia will support 4K HDR streaming at 60fps and could soon offer 8K resolution with 120fps.
Don’t worry: all of your usual controllers will be Stadia-compatible but you can consider Google’s own controller, which has been especially designed with the service in mind.
Stadia will launch later in the year in the U.S, Canada and the United Kingdom and it will eventually roll out across most of Europe. For now, there’s no information regarding how much the service will cost but the games will most likely maintain the same prices they used to have on PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo.
We’ll find out more details in the coming weeks and as soon as we do, we’ll tell you everything.