Google Announces Their New "Video Game Console"

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And the platform is expected to launch later this year in the US, Canada, UK, and Europe.

As we learned at the Google Stadia reveal earlier this week, Google's new gaming platform isn't a game console but rather a streaming service.

Stadia is not a piece of hardware or a dedicated console but a streaming platform meant to free the player of hardware limitations of PCs and gaming consoles. "Developing a game is an art, as well as a science - this kind of pressure and expectation could cause quality plummet in the United Kingdom and mean big technology companies to look overseas for greater ROI".

For all the excitement over the technology though, Google didn't have much to say about the games that will be on the platform at launch and said nothing about what Stadia will cost. However, seeing how Google has already announced Stadia, it's possible that the support update will be made available. Sure it's nice not to have to download a 50GB game, but if you are going to be downloading gigabytes worth of streamed data throughout your time with Stadia, what's the difference? The Stadia will stream cloud-based games to Chromecast, Chrome browser, and Pixel devices. Moreover, the company is expected to launch the service later in 2019 in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and most of Europe.

The controller also includes a button for Google Assistant, so players can look up walkthroughs or hints without disturbing their gameplay.

What do you make of Walmart's plans? It's not even the promise of delivering stunning resolutions of up to 4K and 60 frames per second. It's not just that there are multiple companies working on this, they're also trying different approaches. Share your views in the comments and keep reading Fossbytes.

The only requirement for the Stadia is a high-speed internet connection with low latency. No exact release date was announced, but it is promising to know that a sophisticated service like Stadia is coming out this year. The game was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System a year later in 1988.

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