Google's GDC announcement is for a new gaming platform called Stadia! It has a capture button that shares to YouTube and a Google Assistant button that'll activate the controller's microphone to provide help in a game. No download, no patch, no update, no install.
Harrison said Stadia would launch in the United States, Canada and much of Europe and support desktops, laptops, TVs connected to Chromecast streaming media sticks, tablets and phones.
The idea is to remove hardware barriers to gaming by "building a game platform for everyone". While it's arguably the best way to play, any existing controller scheme should work including controllers, mice, and keyboards.
Due the sheer amount of computing power and the fact everything will be running on Google hardware, Battle Royale titles could support thousands of players, and there is no way for anyone to cheat or hack games. The GDC preview video showed how developers will be able to embed links in YouTube videos that will launch depicted games in the browser in a matter of seconds. Let's say you're watching your favorite YouTube streamer. At a connection of 15Mbps, you're looking at 720p, which isn't an ideal scenario as you'll start to greatly notice the visual imperfections and artifacts on screen, especially on larger displays. According to the release today, games like Doom Eternal will be available on Google Stadia at some point-in fact, during the presentation it was revealed that the entire game has already been ported over. By the same token, developers will no longer have to worry about down-scaling their work to suit various devices or console builds. However, both AWS and Microsoft are capable of designing their own processors to meet the needs of a top-tier game streaming service, and the cloud market leaders also maintain sprawling private fiber networks that handle customer traffic. AMD is no stranger to gaming, particularly on consoles, but Google has traditionally leaned on Nvidia's Tesla hardware in the datacenter.
"The second video showcases a demo named "Night Forest" showing the" Stream Connect Feature" it's the ability for players and developers to display multiple streams of the same game on the same screen for seamless couch co-op with "no performance penalty".
Google Developers revealed on Twitter that video game companies Ubisoft and id Software, who are owned by Bethesda, will be part of the event. You could potentially send a great gaming moment to your friends or thousands of followers on social media as easily as writing a tweet, and they can experience that exact same moment for themselves - or find a new experience and send it straight back to you.