With streaming move, Google eyes future of gaming

Google’s New Controller Might Literally Stream Games To Your TV

Google announced a wide selection of partners that have already committed to porting their games to Stadia, and one of those games is the upcoming Doom Eternal from id Software.

That means it's going to launch with immediate support for a variety of screens: desktop, laptop, TV, tablet, and smartphone. Players can control their characters using mice and keyboards, USB controllers or a new WiFi-enabled controller developed by Google. During the presentation, Harrison also unveiled a new controller specifically designed for Stadia. The Stadia controller is the latest addition to Google's hardware line, and unlike a standard Bluetooth controller, it actually connects via Wi-Fi to the game you're playing, which should significant cut down on lag and latency.

The idea, he said, is "building a game platform for everyone", removing hardware barriers. Google didn't mention what sort of bandwidth you'll need for Stadia, but it will be substantial. The naming is inspired by stadiums, and how people started coming around for sports back in the good old days.

The Stadia Controller does bring a couple of advantages. It repeatedly mentioned the advantage of its cloud-computing power and YouTube, suggesting the service is created to bring more users to those units - two areas where investors are looking for sales growth beyond advertising. Go from watching a video to playing a game in seconds, with even more innovative experiences to come for select games.

If you're stuck, either in your game or your friend's, Google Assistant integration will allow you to access guides and walkthroughs on-demand.

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Not much is known about Stadia Games and Entertainment, aside from what Jade Raymond touched on during today's reveal.

On the developer side, Google hinted at support for better graphics and more ambitious multiplayer games, made possible by handling all the computing on its own servers. The capture button, for sharing and saving footage/screens to YouTube and the Google Assistant button, to immediately access the built-in microphone of the controller to get information on various in-game features integrated by the games' developers. The new streaming service, which began as a test balloon with Google's Project Stream, will receive a full release before the end of the year, allowing gamers to play high-end games on just about any device that runs Google Chrome.

If Google Stadia really wants to be gaming's great equalizer, one of its most forward-thinking moves would be to make AAA gaming available to everyone, not just a handful of wealthy regions.

YouTube streamers will be interested in the Crowd Play feature.

Phil Harrison, a former Sony and Microsoft executive, debuted Stadia on stage at the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday.

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