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Google Stadia: The Consoleless Gaming Platform


Google Stadia, the gaming platform in streaming without a console, opens in November 2019. If you want to know everything about this new service that promises to revolutionize the video game industry, from how it works to what kind of subscriptions and game titles it will offer, read on.




How Does Google Stadia Work?

The new Google service will work on different devices, such as tablets and computers. The main difference is that playing will not require a console, but the video games will be stored in the cloud.

Thanks to this, Stadia will allow access to new options, such as continuing a game on a different device from where we started it, for a different person to follow the game where we left off (State Share) or that different players can play from different devices (Cross-play).

What Devices Are Compatible

In the beginning, the devices must have a Chromecast Ultra, that is only those who have a Smart TV with Google Cast, or with phones can play Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a. In addition, devices with Android M or iOS 11 operating system and higher, will allow you to purchase games and make subscriptions, after downloading the Stadia app.

However, Google's idea is that in the future all Chrome devices can use Stadia:


Technical Requirements

In order to play on Google Stadia, it is necessary to have a minimum connection of 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload. Optimum being a quality of 1080p HDR at 60 fps, a minimum of 20 Mbps is recommended, and between 30 and 35 Mbps to have 4K resolution.

Game Catalog

The platform will Initially feature around thirty titles: Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Destiny 2, Baldur's Gate 3, Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider; Football Manager 2020, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, NBA 2K19, Gylt, Get Packed, Tom Clancy's, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, The Division 2, DOOM, Darksiders Genesis, Wolfenstein: Youngblood,Final Fantasy XV, Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid, Metro Exodus, Thumper, Farming Simulator 19, GRID, SAMURAI SHODOWN, Just Dance 2020, The Elder Scrolls Online, Rage 2, The Crew 2, Trials Rising, Mortal Kombat 11 and Borderlands 3:




Of course, the idea of ​​Google is to progressively launch more and more titles: not in vain, Stadia has been baptized as the Netflix of video games.

Subscriptions

For starters, there will be two subscription models and a Founders edition.

Stadia Pro: This subscription arrives in November, is prices at $9.99 per month, and will give access to several games with 4K and 60 resolution frames. Discounts will also The purchase of other games will include discounts.

Stadia Base: This basic, and free version, will arrive in 2020, with limited streaming at 1080p and titles must be purchased separately.

Founder's Edition: This package, which costs $129 dollars, includes the Stadia controller in a limited version (night blue), a Chromecast Ultra device to play on televisions, a 3-month subscription to Stadia Pro (and another three for the friend or family member chosen by the client), and priority when choosing a username. It also incorporates the game Destiny 2:



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