Google Stadia – 3 Things You Didn’t Know
Google Stadia is one of the up and coming game streaming services looking to offer the complete console gaming experience without a console. Some console gamers are weary of the new product. PC gamers, on the other hand, see it as another tired attempt at working around buying a gaming PC. Instead of talking about concerns surrounding Stadia, let’s talk about a few things you might not know about the service.
Google Stadia Promises 4K Streaming Without a Console
A lot of people assume that the Stadia will underperform its competitors. Top notch consoles like the Playstation 4 and Xbox One feature incredible graphics and performance. Even the Switch is a great performing console. Plus, these platforms are coming out with their own streaming services, building more competition. Non-gaming companies like Apple are even giving the Google Stadia some competition. What’s it going to be that decides the gaming world’s favorite service? Performance is a huge concern, and the Stadia promises 4K resolution at 60 FPS, or frames per second.
As we’ve seen with games and consoles alike, talk can be cheap. It’ll all be about how the Google Stadia actually performs. With numerous data centers around the country. Google claims the performance levels will depend on internet speed and proximity to these centers. Players who live in the boonies, for example, might not get that performance. If we know 4K and 60 FPS is the goal, where do those who fall short of it see their games performing? We’ll have to see.
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These Are Top Tier Games, Not Just Mobile Titles
A lot of people wondered when streaming services for gaming began popping up what would be in the games lineup. Things like free to play mobile games are common on Amazon Fire TV, but Google Stadia promises Borderlands 3 among other huge titles. Google Stadia even has Cyberpunk 2077 in its lineup of upcoming titles. Among others are AAA games made by huge companies like EA, Activision, Ubisoft, and more. For those looking for a next-gen gaming experience, titles matter. Including these games could be a huge boost for Google Stadia upon launch.
Google Stadia Features Some Serious Specs
There are always concerns with high performing games of whether or not a console can handle it. If the Google Stadia’s specs are as impressive as the reports, then the console should be able to take care of it. 16 GB of RAM can rival any sort of low to middle level gaming PC, on top of a GPU that can take care of up to 15.7 teraflops of computing. That’s plenty to take care of the games Google is promising. Plus, the 60 FPS and 4K resolution is dependent on power just as much as it is internet connectivity.
So, is it too soon to call the Google Stadia a hit? Absolutely. That being said, all the negativity is unfounded. There are some surprising things about this streaming console worth checking out. You can give the Stadia a try in November, which Google is calling their launch month. Keep reading Comic Years for more great gaming content, comic book news and reviews, and pop culture current events!
Taylor is the Gaming Editor of Comic Years and a lifelong fan of video games. He holds two degrees in Political Communication and wrote a Master's Thesis on resistance movements, race, and the exploitation of college athletes. His wife and two Toy Australian Sheppards keep him sane.