>>> Stadia thread <<<
Stadia is a new Cloud Gaming platform that runs on GCP and details were announced some minutes ago.

For maximum performance you would need at least 35mb/s, while about 10mb/s are enough for 720p l, Stereo gameplay.

Maximum performance provides 4k, HDR and 5.1 Surround Sound and comes in at 9,99$ / month for Stadia Pro. As far as announcements go, there are no lower performance tiers available.

Stadia Pro will get you unlimited access to your Games (I believe this is Bring-Your-Own-License, but I might be wrong), while Stadia Basic allows unlimited access to one specific game. For that you probably buy the game directly of Stadia, which then includes any fees in it's price.

Stadia will be usable on all devices that run Chrome and on the Chromecast Ultra. Android will get it's own app, first available on the Google Pixel 3, to be expanded later on, iOS was not mentioned.

Google developed a custom Stadia controller that works out of the box, including an Google Assistant and a DVR button. However, all other controllers should supported too, but I don't believe that's the case for playing on the Chromecast Ultra.

Starting now, you can get the Stadia Founders Edition, that allows you to be one of the firsts on the platform, includes a Controller, a Chromecast Ultra, 3 months of Stadia Pro, 3 additional months of Pro you can gift to your buddy and some Destiny Bundle with the first and second game, including all add-ons, plus the Destiny 2 Season pass.
The founders edition can be pre-ordered right now for about 129$.

Stadia launches 'later' this year, founders edition buyers will be the first to get public access on launch.

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    I quickly wrote this together, didn't even proof read it 😂
    I don't know if someone even cares, but thought I would quickly pull the information out there together, before 8282737 new half-baked threads emerge
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    I'mma probably give it a try since I've got a Pixel.

    I'm not 100% sold on the founders edition, since it could suck ass and I'mma get an Xbox or PS4 in a week or so anyways
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    currently using nvidias geforce now.
    Quite happy with it but it has it's quirks and not all games are supported. I'll have a look at stadia if it's a bit more mature.
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    @Stuxnet I'll try their pro out, when it launches. I'm fine with my xbox controller for gaming on pc. I'm still not sure how licensing is going to work. More like - do you get a whole machine? Or is it some 'pick your game from the library and we'll set it up in the background' kind of thing. If it's not the later, how's things like steam going to work?
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    If the latency is less than 1 sec (probably does) in a multiplayer game, i am into it.
    My self-built cloud gaming system has 2 sec delay with the host rn....
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    @CozyPlanes the stadia controller apparently connects directly via wifi to the server, so latency should be around your connection latency plus a millisecond or another, so that at least sounds solid. We'll see..
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    One thing that bothers me is the placement of the left thumbstick - I want it higher up. I do hope that the difference of using their controller vs another one isn't significant latency-wise ^^
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