- Tram Ho
Google has revealed important information about its streaming game Stadia. Specifically, the games that users can play, how much it costs, and when the service is officially launched. If you don’t already know, Stadia will “shoot” high-end PC games and consoles to any Chrome web browser, Chromecast Ultra TV device or Pixel 3 smartphone from Google’s new super-powerful servers.
Google Stadia will be officially launched from November 19, in 14 different territories including the US, UK and Canada, with at least 31 titles from 21 publishers. To join this service, you will have to buy the “Founder’s Edition” package for $ 130, including basic hardware with 3 months of premium service, after 3 months you will have to pay $ 10 / month to continue. Continued use. In addition, in 2020, Google will offer one more free package.
The “Founder’s Edition” package has now been opened for pre-order here .
Stadia is not really “Netflix of the game”.
You’ve probably heard that Stadia will be the “Netflix of the game”, but it is not. While Google will have a catalog of free titles in the $ 10 per month package, Stadia is not a monthly subscription service. The monthly subscription has only one game, Destiny 2. Google says you’ll have to buy, not rent, games at the same retail price as you do on other platforms like PlayStation. Network, Xbox Live, and Steam.
” We will sell those games like any other online store,” said Google’s Game Manager, Jack Buser.
So you’re probably wondering: which games and studios will work with Google? Stay tuned for a list of confirmed titles that will be available on Stadia (as of October 2019):
– Bandai Namco – Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
– Bethesda – Doom Eternal (March 2020), Doom 2016, Rage 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: Youngblood
– Bungie – Destiny 2
– Capcom – unknown game
– CD Projekt Red – Cyberpunk 2077
– Coatsink – Get Packed (exclusive on Stadia)
– Codemasters – GRID
– Deep Silver – Metro Exodus
– DotEmu – Windjammers 2
– Drool – Thumper
– Electronic Arts – unknown game
– Giants Software – Farming Simulator 19
– Gwen Frey – Kine
– Larian Studios – Baldur’s Gate 3
– nWay Games – Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
– Robot Entertainment – Orcs Must Die 3!
– Rockstar Games – Red Dead Redemption 2
– Sega – Football Manager 2020
– SNK – Samurai Shodown
– Square Enix: Final Fantasy XV, Marvel’s Avengers, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider
– Superhot Team – Superhot Mind Control Delete
– 2K Games – NBA 2K20, Borderlands 3
– Tequila Works – GyIt (exclusive on Stadia)
– Warner Bros – Mortal Kombat 11
– THQ – Darksiders Genesis, Destroy All Humans
– Ubisoft – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Gods and Monsters, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Trials Rising, The Crew 2, Watch Dogs Legion.
Google will continue to publish more games from now until November launch. However, it seems that Stadia has received a lot of attention from game developers – some of whom have already brought the titles. brand new games from leading gaming brands like Borderlands, Wolfenstein, Doom, Darksiders and Ghost Recon come to Stadia.
Buser said the game Baldur’s Gate 3 will be sold in tandem on Stadia and PC, and these two platforms are the only two platforms that can play the game.
Google is not talking about games developed solely for Stadia itself, and the quality and reliability of the services they provide are not proven in real life.
The Founder’s Edition package will feature a limited-edition Night Blue color handle instead of the usual white
That’s why Google pays special attention to early customers who are willing to shell out more than $ 130 for Stadia’s Founder’s Edition package. For a much lower price than a new PS4 or Xbox One, the company offers its own console: a Chromecast Ultra attached to the TV and a nice, dark blue gaming controller. (limited edition).
Because each of these devices will retail for $ 70 separately, you’ll find the Founder’s Edition purchase is a bargain, not to mention choosing a special username as you like before someone takes it. You can also use Stadia Pro for 3 months with another friend. Both will be able to play games on Pixel 3 or Pixel 3A (Google says it hopes to expand to other phones and platforms) or on the Chrome web browser with the standard HID handle.
Stadia Pro allows you to stream 60fps, 4K with HDR and 5.1 surround sound, as long as you have a 35Mbps bandwidth and access to Stadia’s free list of games for free and special discounts when buying games. The free plan will be released in 2020, limited to 1080p streaming at 60fps, stereo sound, and requires 10Mbps bandwidth to stream at 720p.
Next we talk about Destiny 2. As expected, Bungie’s Destiny 2 will appear with Stadia, and is the flagship game of this streaming service. This is the only game that guarantees you the ability to continue playing in a suspended position on your Xbox or PC thanks to the new cross-platform save feature – Stadia project manager Andrey Doronichev says ” we are still is working on the PlayStation to find a way to transfer saved content “- and is the only confirmed game that will have DLC. The Stadia version of Destiny 2 will include any additional additions later, including the brand new Shadowkeep extension.
And yet, Destiny 2 is also the only game to be offered for free with the Founder’s Edition package, and is the only game confirmed by Google that does not need to be purchased separately. Although like every free game bundled with other Stadia Pro, it is only “free” if you accept to pay $ 10 / month only.
Of course, you don’t need to spend $ 130 or $ 10 a month for Stadia if you’re willing to wait until 2020, and you don’t necessarily need to buy Google gaming hardware if you’re willing to wait. Stadia will bring up many Android phones more, and when asked whether this service can be used on the Apple TV, Roku, or iOS devices do not, Doronichev said that the goal is expanding as well: “We I want to be everywhere “. He said that other Android phones don’t need a specific configuration to support Stadia, mostly just certifications to ensure they provide a smooth experience (you won’t need to reassemble the joystick. Stadia with each supported device – it’s actually a Wi-Fi device that interacts directly with the Stadia server so you can switch platforms easily).
You will spend 130 USD to play Destiny 2?
Note that “anywhere” does not necessarily include gaming on the go via a mobile connection – you need wired Wi-Fi and Ethernet. ” You should not expect your existing mobile network connection to work,” said Doronichev, stressing that the company expects the potential of the 5G network to change that.
And Google said that not all attractive perspectives about Stadia announced in March will appear at its official launch. Despite some features like allowing you to click on an ad in a YouTube video to receive a game and immediately play that game; or Ghost Recon will allow you to play split-screen multiplayer with your friends; it’s still unclear whether YouTubers will be able to play the game at the door and livestream the game on YouTube, nor can their fans be invited to participate in the game).
Gradually, Buser said that not only will the exclusive titles on Stadia but also cross-platform titles be able to interact with Stadia – not possible if you’re playing on consoles or PCs. Instead of dividing virtual worlds into small pieces where only 100 or 150 players can join together at the same time because of server limitations – Google’s intranet can support these virtual worlds. with thousands of people playing at the same time.
It’s unclear what the economic benefits of cloud gaming will be, if people spend $ 60 to buy a game like they usually do now. Because Stadia’s servers are powerful enough to allow you to play games, they will need more maintenance than game distribution platforms such as Steam, Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo that allow you to download files from the Internet.
But Google may want to compete strongly to take the lead in the cloud gaming sector, because other competitors are also very strong. Microsoft says it will “play big” at E3 with xCloud and a new Xbox, while Sony will bring the existing PlayStation Now service to a new level this year. There is evidence that Amazon also has a cloud gaming service, and Verizon is testing a similar service.
We don’t know if Stadia is good or not. Hopefully it will be good, because the battle for cloud gaming is coming very close.
Source : Trí Thức Trẻ