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Google presents platform Stages for streaming of games

Google has Tuesday, are gamingdienst Stages announced. The platform is later 2019 available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe.

With Stages it should be possible to download games directly to stream. The games are not installed or downloaded, but from a data center available on the user’s device. That way, gamers can, for example, in an internet browser, play.

Google promises images with a 4K resolution and 60 frames per second (fps) for users to stream. In addition, it offers Stages support a greater contrast with high dynamic range (HDR) and for surround sound.

Stages offers the possibility for games to stream to desktops, laptops, tv, tablets and smartphones. Users have next to their screen, no separate console required to play a game.

Can gamers own a controller, mouse or keyboard to use as a supplement to their screen. In addition, Google has its own Stages-controller announced via the wi-fi connect to a game in the datacenter of Google, and automatically recognizes what screen the player is used.

The controller is equipped with a button to allow images to share instantly on YouTube. In addition, the Phase controller a built-in microphone, allowing gamers during play to be able to make use of Googles stemassistent.

Google is not the only company to bet on streaming for games. Among others, Microsoft (xCloud), Sony (PlayStation Now) and chipmaker Nvidia (GeForce NOW) put in on the market. Also Amazon a gamestreamingdienst want to develop.

In any case, the games Doom Eternal, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to be on Googles platform available. How expensive a subscription to Stages, is not yet published.

Google unveils game controller for Stages

Google Stages
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Google Stages
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Google Stages
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