With the new Google Stadia, players can start games without having to download new content to their personal device. It’s all streamed! Players can opt to record or live stream their sessions onto YouTube with the new Google Stadia. Viewers of such streams can launch the games directly from the stream with the same save state that they were just watching. The idea is revolutionary for interactive gaming!
While Stadia can use any HID-class USB controller, Google developed its own controller which connects via Wi-Fi directly to the Google datacenter in which the game is running, to reduce input latency. During its GDC 2019 keynote reveal, Google confirmed that the controller would also feature Google Assistant, which will automatically search YouTube for relevant, helpful videos related to the game they are currently playing at the touch of a key. Stadia is a cloud gaming service operated by multinational technology company Google. It is capable of streaming video games in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, with support for high-dynamic-range, to players via the company’s numerous data centers across the globe. It will be accessible through the company’s Google Chrome web browser.
Tbere is a great article on the new STADIA at VentureBeat.