The future of Gaming is not a box. it’s a place.
Stadia for Gamers.
Hello! Google has announced its new Cloud Gaming Platform Google Stadia and Stadia Controller during Google Developer Conference 2019.
Ok, What is Stadia ?
Let’s start with the word “Stadia” is plural for stadium. So, this explains that Google Stadia will be a place where many people join together to play or watch live stream.
Stadia comes with a stadia controller which let’s you play any game on any device
How Stadia Controller works ?
Stadia controller is just like a normal game controller but it has features like Google Voice Assistant and a capture button.
Stadia uses WiFi to connect across all the devices which runs chrome and Youtube.
And yes! Stadia works the same way as youtube works.
here’s the difference Youtube streams videos to viewers all over the world, and stadia streams games and lets you play live on any platform.
Whether it is TV, Desktop, Laptop or even mobile, you can play any game at any time with a single button click. Without compromising in graphics and performance even in full HDR or 4K.
If you are watching a game in youtube and you want to play or you want to join a game with the streamer who’s is streaming live.
You will be sent into a game lobby with a single button click and you’ll be placed in the game along with the streamer whom you want to play with .
Just like Thanos in Avenger’s infinity war he snaps his finger😨.
And everything wipes out😈😈 and does whatever he want with his infinity gauntlet.
In the similar way you just tap a button and in around five seconds you are in the game which you want to play😆😆.
The only difference here is Thanos Snaps and wipes what ever he thinks is waste.
But here you tap and play and you do this for fun or whatever your concerns are.
Don’t sue me comparing “you” with Thanos the bad guy. But he won in infinity war right 😁😜
that’s it Feeling Amazing right !!!
So, How this is possible anyway ?
Cloud Gaming. Yes Cloud Gaming, Everything you play on your device is installed in a cloud servers.
Don’t worry about low latency or any processing delay.
google has built many data centers all over the world. These let’s the games run smoothly.
These games directly streams in your devices you choose to play with.
You will always play latest version of the game since the game is in the cloud it will be updated on the go.
Are there any games ready to play ?
Currently there are three games in the Que. But you can’t play them yet.
the release date is still need to be declared.
One is Assassin’s Creed Odyssey developed and published by Ubisoft Quebec and Ubisoft
this game is even used for testing Stadia during development at 1080p.
The next game is Doom Eternal which is developed by id Softwares it is an first person shooter game.
And the third game is in development by Q-Games it’s using a state share future.
however, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Doom Eternal are planning to release in 4K resolution, 60 frames per second with complete HDR support.
Limit less Battle Royale games
Our present Battle royale games let’s us play around 100 players at once.
but with the support of Stadia’s Cloud Gaming Technology it is possible to play Thousand players at once in a game without any Lag or glitch problems.
If google able to spread stadia all over the world this would change the way we play games.
When Stadia Launching and what it’s price ?
Good news is Stadia is launching at the end of 2019. Yes it’s launching this year but not everywhere.
Currently google planning to launch Stadia in US, UK, Canada and some parts of Europe.
Ohh, price ? Google has not yet released Stadia controller price or about subscriptions details for connecting to Cloud gaming servers to. for now price and other specification data has not officially released.
And who is the man behind all this ?
None other then Phil Harrison….
Phil Harrison is vice president and General Manager of google leading stadia project.
Previously Phil worked as a Corporate vice president, British Corporate Executive and a representative director for Microsoft, Sony Entertainment inc and Sony Entertainment Europe.
There are many other people behind him but still need to be discovered.
Google Stadia for Developers
Till now you know that Stadia is game controller but it’s not.
It is a platform where you can play any game which can be directly streamed from Googles Cloud Servers.
Google is now started developing games for stadia platform in the name of Stadia games and Entertainment and Jade Raymond as Executive in charge.
You can also be a part in the Stadia Games and Entertainment as a partner or develop side by side
If you want to apply for stadia partnership go through the link stadia.dev Click on the apply button.
They are distributing Stadia game development kits in this Summer.
How to develop a game for stadia platform.
Google has partnered with unreal engine and AMD for developing games that runs on stadia platform. you can develop your own game for stadia but you need to wait for stadia support in Unreal Engine.
Can I develop for Stadia with Unity 3D.
Yes, you can develop for stadia from unity just like others Stadia is a IL2CPP platform so you need to be sure that runtime game code must compatible with IL2CPP to run on stadia platform
Wait. Not yet.
Google is planning to give developer access to stadia throughout 2019. So, you can start developing your very first stadia project by the end of the year if you have developer access.
As soon as you get accessed to stadia you can start building for stadia by simply targeting stadia as a platform in your Game Engine.
How to port my existing game to Stadia from Unity
Good news you can even port your existing game to Stadia but you need to wait for Unity’s latest Update to support stadia.
But before porting you need to consider that Stadia works on Linux Operating System and uses Vulkan Graphics system.
What is Stadia’s Style Transfer ML
During Stadia announcement we were introduced with new Style Transfer Machine Learning.
It is a method of transferring a drawing into 3D rendered game art.
If you look at the above GIF which is published on Stadia.dev, The drawing in the corner has been rendered in real time and streamed directly to the screen.
below code used by the stadia developing team to create a rendering system like above.
separable_conv2d(3x3 kernel, depth 32, stride 2) separable_conv2d(3x3 kernel, depth 64, stride 2) 15 x residual_block(3x3 kernel, depth 64) transpose_separable_conv2d(3x3 kernel, depth 32, stride 2) transpose_separable_conv2d(3x3 kernel, depth 3, stride 2)
Stadia’s style transfer model architecture
Google is not the first to introduce in cloud gaming there are some other companies tried cloud gaming like Gaming anywhere(Open Source),Gai kai, onLive, Project xCloud by Microsoft etc,.
For now nothing is going to change. But with the announcement of Stadia we are not so far🚀 to play games like the movie 🔰Ready player one🔰.
have any doubts, did I miss anything or anything wrongly told above, please let me know in the comment section 👇👇.