Google Stadia Launch date, Hardware and Software requirement, price in India and the future of Stadia in Gaming Industry.
Technology has made our life easy and comfortable. Now, we people can do so many things in our day to day life with the help of technology. Technology has also helped us to explore other aspects of our life like health, entertainment, transportation and so on. Earlier, people used to go to theatre or read book to entertain themselves as it was the only way of entertainment. But, now, there are many ways of entertainment. Movies, T.V and Video games are some of the famous ways of entertainment. If I talk about the most desirable thing people like, it is playing Video games. Now, Gaming industry is worth a billion as it allows a person to live in a virtual world. There have been many developments in the field of gaming for last couple of years. In recent time, there have been drastic developments in gaming industry. Now, people can play games on any device without any special hardware requirement. This has been possible because of live streaming. GOOGLE.PVT.LTD is going to launch Google Stadia which could revolutionize the whole gaming experience.
What is Google stadia?
Google.pvt.ltd has planned to start operating a cloud gaming service. Google Stadia is a platform which consist entire gaming process like development, hosting, distribution and advertising. The main idea behind building Google Stadia is to bring high-quality games to mainstream gamers, that too at low cost. Google has set up 7500 data centre all across the globe to provide streaming video game service to players. This service of streaming video game comes with 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. In other words, streaming video games at super high definition video quality. This service comes with “State share” and integration with Youtube.com. Youtube.com would help users to live stream video games. “State share” would help users to access games from where it is left last time. Users can also share the like of a game with as many users as they want. The best part of Google Stadia is that live streaming games can be played on any device be it PC, Mobile phone, Laptop or T.V. Isn’t is wonderful?
How to Get Google stadia?
Well, as we have discussed that Google Stadia is an online streaming video game service; there is no need to buy any devices like gaming console, high end PC, Xbox or PlayStation. There are few things which users must have in order to access Google Stadia. First, users must have Google Chrome installed on the device in which they want to access online streaming games. Second, users should also have good internet connection. There is a console launched by Google which is quite compatible for Stadia streaming video games. Users can also buy it for better experience. This Google console would be available in the market soon. If gamers want to connect their T.V with stadia then they need Chromecast, which they can easily buy from the market or online. The price of Chromecast is around INR 2500. Apart from the things mentioned above, nothing is needed to play games on stadia. Once it is launched in India, you would be able to access live streaming games by following steps mentioned above.
How to use Google stadia?
To use Google Stadia, users have to install Google Chrome web browser on the device they want play live streaming games. Users can select any device be it PC, Laptop, Notebook, Mobile phone, T.V or Tablet. As Google stadia would be tightly integrated with Youtube.com, “Crowd Play” is a feature in Youtube.com which let a person to jump into the game if streamers let him/her join in. Stadia has around 7500 data centre all across the globe which help users to connect to the live streaming games.
How Google Stadia Can Change Gaming Industry?
Google.pvt.ltd has not launched Good Stadia yet, so it would be early to predict whether Google Stadia would have major impact on gaming industry. Live streaming gaming is quite a new concept to the gamers, it is yet to catch the attention of the audience. There have been other game streaming services like OnLive, Sony’s PlayStation Now and Nvidia’s GeForce Now. All these game streaming platforms had not been able to make any impact on gaming industry. The reason behind them being failed is the cost of subscription, for example, PlayStation charges $20 per/month and that too is limited to only PS4 or Window 10. But, as it is promised by Google Stadia that the services would be economical, we can hope that stadia would make some impact on gaming industry. Apart from that the big plus with Google stadia is that it can be accessed through internet on any device, which gives freedom to the users to play games anywhere, anytime.
Hardware Requirements for Google Stadia
As we have discussed above, Google stadia is a live streaming gaming platform, it relies on its data centre for high-end gaming. But the device you access live streaming games must have decent configuration so that it could connect to the internet and does not hang. Other than that, there is no specific hardware requirement to play games online on the platform of stadia.
Software Requirements for Google Stadia
It is not specified by Google that users must have certain software to access live streaming games. But it is advisable that you should have at least latest version of the operating system and decent RAM in your PC or device. If you system or device has good configuration it will provide you stunning experience with high 4k resolution.
Launch Date of Google Stadia
If we talk about Google Stadia launch date in India, it has not yet finalized. Considering the high cost of hardware and software in India to play high-end games, it is likely to say that Google stadia could be launched soon in India. Now, because of JIO, data consumption in India has gone high tremendously in last couple of years because of its cost effectiveness. In India, it is believed that Google stadia would provide high-end gaming experience to those who currently have no access to it. However, Google stadia would be launched in 2019 in countries like USA, Canada, UK and Europe.
Price of Google Stadia
Google has not yet announced the price of Google Stadia. We even don’t know yet whether Google would charge subscription money or sell its plain. But, considering, the price of maintaining huge data centres, cost of developing games and cost of manpower is huge; therefore we can conclude that the price of accessing Google Stadia could be high for some users. But, again, as it is mentioned by Google that the cost of playing games online would be economical. Therefore, there is also a possibility that most of the users would be able to afford Google Stadia in India.