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Google Stadia is launched in 14 countries; Brazil stays out

Google Stadia has been released worldwide with over 22 games. Learn all about the Google game service

After a long wait, the Google Stadia finally it was officially launched on Tuesday morning (19). The cloud gaming streaming platform Google is initially present in the United States, Canada and 12 other European countries, and has more than 20 games at launch, including Football Manager 2020, Mortal Kombat 11 and Red Dead Redemption 2.

Learn all about the new game service from Google, all available games, plans and how the platform works:

What Google Stadia

The cloud gaming service is already being seen as the representative of the Google in the next generation of video games. At the same time, comparison with streaming in other media, such as Netflix and Spotify.

But, after all, the Google Stadia a console or a kind of ?Netflix of games?? The answer ?neither?.

O Google Stadia you don't need a specific device that runs the games. just be accessed by a device with internet access. That is, gambling happens through the cloud, through your smartphone, Chromecast Ultra TV, smart TV, tablet, notebook or computer with Google Chrome installed. With the device accessed, you subscribe to access the service, which will make a catalog of games available in digital format to buy and play.

The main feature of the service is that, because it does not depend on a specific device, you can play AAA titles as Assassin?s Creed Odyssey and Mortal Kombat 11 on your phone, smart TV or tablet whenever you want.

screensGoogle Stadia wants you to be able to play anywhere

How to play on Google Stadia

The intention of Stadia allow the player to play from anywhere. Access to the service and its catalog is done in the same way that you already do in services like YouTube and Gmail: through your account Google.

When accessing, the entire catalog is available and you can continue your progress in a game where you left off, since everything is stored in datacenters of Google. The servers where the games will be processed have 10.7 teraflops computational power.

The vice president of Google, Phil Harrison, highlighted, in an interview with Polygon, which is a connection with 30Mbits of download enough to play the service titles with 4K resolution at 60 frames per second (FPS). Smaller resolutions and frames will require less of your connection.

What games will be available at launch?

THE lineup initial of Google Stadia have 22 games, which you can check below:

  • Assassin?s Creed: Odyssey;
  • Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2;
  • Destiny 2: The Collection (on Stadia Pro service);
  • Farming Simulator 2019;
  • Final Fantasy XV;
  • Football Manager 2020;
  • Grid 2019;
  • Gylt;
  • Just Dance 2020;
  • Kine;
  • Metro Exodus;
  • Mortal Kombat 11;
  • NBA 2k20;
  • Rage 2;
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider;
  • Red Dead Redemption 2;
  • Samurai Shodown (on Stadia Pro service);
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider;
  • Thumper;
  • tomb Raider;
  • Trials Rising;
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
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In addition to the games at launch, dozens of titles will arrive by the end of 2019; check it out below:

Where and for how much will Google Stadia be launched?

O Google Stadia to be launched internationally in 14 countries: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway. There is still no release date announced for its arrival in Brazil.

There are two versions of the service available: Founders Edition and Premiere Edition. Both were released for $ 130 in the United States. The first guarantees some advantages, but both offer three free months of subscription Stadia Pro, which can be used to play multiplayer online.

Users who have already purchased Founders Edition in advance – orders for this edition are already sold out – they will be the first to use the service, as they will have priority in the kit delivery queue. In addition, whoever purchased this edition will have priority in choosing the username, a pass to present a friend to receive 3 months of Stadia Pro and a founder badge that stand next to your nickname.

Both editions will come with a kit containing a Chromecast Ultra TV to access the Stadia television and exclusive control of Stadia.

Google Stadia control

Although not a console, the Google Stadia comes with exclusive control. Its main advantage is the direct Wi-Fi connection with the servers of the Google, which avoids having to pair the device every time you decide to play on another device.

google stadia control

It is worth mentioning that, although the Google Stadia is compatible with other USB controls, they can only be used when connected by cable to the computer. The only way to play on TV is through exclusive control.

Other than that, there is not much news regarding the controls of the Xbox or Playstation. It comes with four boats (triggers) on top, eight front boats – the center accesses the home page of the Stadia -, two analogue levers and a D-Pad. It comes with a 3.5mm port to plug in headphones, but does not have compatibility with Bluetooth headphones at launch.

If the Google Stadia ignite a revolution in the way we view video games today? early to say, but keep following the Showmetech for more news!