When Google introduced its revolutionary game-streaming platform ‘Stadia’ last month, it sent waves of frenzied excitement to tech lovers around the world.
Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai said he intended to create a platform which may work equally well for players, viewers, and developers.
Pichai revealed that the platform will be ‘purpose-built’ for modern games.
To make things simple for you, the game client would allow you to stream high-quality feeds of games to any screen present in your home.
For instance, if you’re watching a YouTube video of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and you want to load the game on your desktop, all you need to do is click a ‘Play Now’ button.
And as you do so, you will start playing the game right at the moment.
Stadia’s debut has made tech experts rethink the future of gaming, especially the new game consoles from Sony and Microsoft.
Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox 2 will be released next year, and both devices will come with powerful processors and incredible graphics.
However, these two exciting consoles could be the last one of their type.
Cristiano Amon – president of Qualcomm, the semiconductor giant which helps tech firms build their systems – said the consoles could end due to the cloud technology used in game streaming.
“Cloud gaming is going to replace the console,” Amon said. “You’ll be able to play a sophisticated game [on a phone] that you could only play on a $10,000 gaming PC.”
“There’s no question – in our view – that the cloud is the new console,” he continued. “It’s just a matter of time.”
Amon believes Stadia and other similar technologies could revolutionize the world of gaming, making it possible for the users to play any game in any place.
“You are just gonna start playing on any device, on any screen,” he said. “That is going to be the future of gaming.”
He added: “If you go to mobile and take away the limitation of processor power, then you can look at [streaming] sophisticated PC games from the cloud.”
“We’ve started to see some of the cloud gaming announcements,” Amon said of Stadia. “I’m sure there’ll be much more coming.”
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