Google Stadia Game Streaming Takes 110 Hours to Use 1TB of Data

Details about Google Stadia have been revealed before the 9am press event (watch it here!), here's what we know so far

Stadia Subscription and Preorder Details: Prices, Games and How To Sign Up Now

Now, we will see if this is maintained when the service is launched, since playing games by streaming is not something as simple as enjoying Netflix: here comes into play the latency of the command and the game itself, and if it does not go as should, we risk a grim experience with Stadia. This will include a Chromecast Ultra, a limited-edition Night Blue controller, and early dibs on your Stadia account name. It all sounds like magic when you think about it: Provided that you've got a decent internet connection and happen to live in a country that Google gives a damn about.

And Google is going to make sure there are plenty of games from the get-go. The free Stadia Base service will be launched next year with subscribers entitled to game streaming at 1080p resolution and 60fps along with the stereo sound. Stadia Pro, priced at $9.99 a month, will include free and discounted games, according to Google. The gaming console from Google has finally been unveiled-but it's not a console at all. 4K-capable HDTV and high-speed broadband internet connection required to play in 4K.

For the launch, Google will sell its "founders edition bundle" hardware pack for $129, with a monthly subscription price of $9.99.

You'll need Google's Chromecast to run Stadia at launch, although it'll later work with any Google device that runs Chrome. Doronichev pointed out that most video streaming right now relies on buffering.

As for Stadia's launch lineup, it includes plenty of games that are already available or on the way to other platforms.

Game streaming has been tried before, and it's never been a smashing success. Also debuting on the console will be RPG sequel Baldurs' Gate III, the existence of which was revealed for the first time at the Stadia launch. Many video game users do not always want to play the newest, most popular games, instead opting to play old classics. Players will be able to game at 4K with 60fps and 5.1 surround support, and they will be able to purchase games whenever they want. Doronichev said you'll need at least 10 Mbps for 720p and 35 Mbps for 4K-10 Mbps more than Google claimed back in March.

You can check out the rest of the key players working on Stadia in PCGamesInsider.biz's extensive roundup here. In the meantime, and despite the company's assertion that the "future of gaming" does not come in a box, there is a preview of what Stadia will physically consist of available to pre-order online now. I love his optimism, even though my friend in the middle of nowhere Colorado might be bummed she won't be able to play Stadia. Sony and Microsoft now compete for the majority of market share due to similarities between their consoles, the PlayStation and Xbox, and the games released on them. You would have to pay for titles separately (Except for the Founder's Edition mentioned above).

Google says the entire package has a $300 value.

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