Google stadia was recently announced at Google’s conference only a few hours ago.
What is Google Stadia?
Google stadia is the ability to just open chrome browser and pick out any game you want and play it instantly without having to download or update. Google Stadia works on any devices. Phones, laptops, tablets. The game runs in a chrome tab offering 60fps at 4K resolution and in 5 seconds with no installation. Google promises that Stadia’s cloud computing power is the equivalent of a console running at 10.7 GPU terraflops which is more than a PS4 and an Xbox One X combined and if Google delivers this promise it could be a huge game changer! Without high-end software or a high-end mobile phone or tablet Stadia allows you to use whatever device old or new. Google handles all the heavy lifting on its own servers. It can process the latest version of the game at high resolutions and frame rates, encode it into a stream, and deliver the stream to you over the internet. At launch, Google promises Stadia will support desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. It is planned to launch sometime in 2019 and costs are yet to be heard. Either you will pay for individual games or buy a subscription. Google requires a streaming rate of 15Mbps, latency below 40ms, and data loss below 5%. With these requirements met, you’ll be ready to dive into a game. You can play with a keyboard and mouse or connect a game controller. The limits of Stadia are still being detailed, but Google has stated that Stadia will eventually be able to scale up to 8K / 120+fps frame rates, with 4K/ 60 fps. Stadia will also work with chrome cast offering the ability to play games on tv. Google Stadia will also allow for developers to implement split-stream local couch co-op easier, through Stream Connect. This should allow players to not only view but interact in each other’s worlds.
Google Stadia remote
Google’s new remote features new buttons, a instant screen shot button and google assistant.
What Could this mean for Infinite Flight?
This opportunity for Infinite Flight would allow users with older devices to play at high quality with google’s server handling the work. The opportunity to use a remote making flight smoother and easy to control for those who find it hard to use tilt. There is a possible problem with being used on a laptop but there might be a way to only strict it to mobile devices. I think this would be a very good idea for the older devices struggling to run Infinite Flight and could also offer the Devs a higher end server to handle the download of scenery and skins making it easy to run through the app. This was only announced a few hours ago so of course, it will take some time for developers to get their hands on it.