Gamescom 2019 saw some really big announcements this year, especially from the big three, namely, Google, Microsoft, Sony, of the gaming industry. As we all know, the cloud-gaming war has already begun, Google is all set to launch its much-awaited cloud gaming platform, Google Stadia in November this year. At Gamescom, Google not only announced the launch date of Google Stadia but also allowed a few users to test out Stadia right away from the show floor itself.
Google Stadia was first announced to the general public back in June during the E3 2019. At the same event, Google’s Chief Executive, Sundar Pichai mentioned Stadia terming it as “a game platform for everyone.”
Coming on to features that Stadia promises to offer:
- Stadia offers exclusive and mainstream gaming titles, and all users have to do is purchase them online and stream them straight to their device of choice.
- Stadia offers resolutions ranging from 720p, all the way up to full 4K.
- High resolution at 60 frames per second with a minimal time lag.
- Works across connections from 10Mbps to 35Mbps.
Gaming titles included so far are DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2, DOOM Eternal, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Destiny 2, GRID, Baldur’s Gate 3, FINAL FANTASY XV and Mortal Kombat 11 among others.
Laurent Michaud, Director of Idate remarks “People have been talking about cloud gaming for ten years — we are on the third generation of actors. The signals have not yet turned green but Google has got solid enough guts to try it. We’ve never been so close.”
Let’s hope Stadia truly offers what it promises as we enter the world of cloud gaming with Google taking the first step.