Google just unveiled Stadia, its ambitious attempt to upend the video game industry and take on Xbox and PlayStation. Here's everything we know
- Google just announced a huge new gaming initiative: A Netflix-like video game streaming platform named Stadia.
- The service is intended to run high-resolution, blockbuster games on any device that runs Google's Chrome - from smartphones to computers to TVs and tablets.
- Alongside the announcement of Stadia itself, Google unveiled a new controller and a new game development studio.
After years of rumors and speculation, Google officially detailed its plans to enter the video game business on Tuesday.
Those plans start with a new service named Stadia, which Google CEO Sundar Pichai says will offer blockbuster games on any device that can run the Chrome web browser - everything from smartphones to tablets to laptops and TVs.The pitch is simple: If you've got a Chromecast, or an iPhone, or whatever device you're reading this on, y0u could potentially run Stadia.
What Netflix-like services did for TV and film, Stadia promises for video games.
It's an ambitious concept that pits Google against the likes of Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, and it could potentially upend the way people buy and play video games.
Here's what we learned from Google's big debut of Stadia:
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