Everything we know about Google Stages: launch date, assignment and details of the Google streaming platform

Google Stages It has already been announced, but as always when new hardware is announced (and in this case new software), there are more questions than answers at the moment.

We already know how it is controlling Google Stages, that's it, and we also know some important details How Google Stages Work.

Furthermore, if you're still a bit confused with the announcement (that's normal), we can at least answer the most important question: What is Google Stages?

We've put together everything we know about Google's breakthrough in the world of video games, from the basics to the smallest details. You can see it later.

On this page:

What is Google Stages, the Google streaming platform?

Google Stages is Google's idea of ​​how to be the "new generation" video games. It's a streaming service, but also a platform in itself with great potential to expand its size, scope and visual fidelity in video games. Furthermore, if it works well, let's look at a game to play it within a few seconds.

Google Stages is not a console, nor should you buy any physical box to play the games. Stages, as Phil Harrison described it, are a place. Start "where YouTube works", which means televisions, laptops, tablets, smartphones, computers or by commanding Google Stages (more later) and Chromecast, which can make it work on your old TV. from


It's a bit complicated to explain, but there are three key points to keep in mind after Google's announcement that provides a good idea of ​​exactly what Google Stages are.

  • It's a service like YouTube or Netflix, with which we can play video games at 4K 60fps where we also have a connection, with plans to expand to 8K in the future. As a result, it translates a significant increase in the power available to developers. As Phil Harrison said: "The ideal example would be a royal battle that will go from hundreds to thousands of players, or even tens of thousands of players, whether it be fun or not, is another debate. but technologically, it's a figure to make sure a headline. "
  • It is designed to reduce the "friction" of current video games. According to Google, everything is uploaded in five seconds or less. We can buy a game and play it right away, turn on Stadia and play it ipso facto to something new or old, and to look seamlessly between something or to play it …
  • It is created for the idea that the future of the game has the opportunity to look and play in one place"Our vision for the platform is to unite these two worlds so you can watch, click and play, or vice versa." You can play a game at 4K 60fps and simultaneously on Youtube at 4K 60fps, and even your friends, or viewers, or the people you decide to join, or even join them. You can also challenge them to complete a specific mission exactly as you did, or click a & nbsp; link in & # 39; a YouTube guide to get exactly that point. It is very integrated with the video platform.
Here you can see a preview of how Stadia works with the YouTube thriller of Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

How does Google Stages work and technology?

In summary, it works as follows: Google has distributed data centers around the world, places with a large amount of hardware that gives the power to Stadia. When you turn on Stadia, you join one of them, such as using YouTube or Netflix, and those data centers are the ones that have the power to play the game you play. You take a command, you press a button and all the hard work takes place somewhere in a large room while playing on TV or on your phone or on any other device.

The only hardware running for Google is the Stadia command. That's what you need to know.


Ace is managing Google Stages

The control of Stadia is very similar to most controls, although in this case it looks a little more minimalist, but it is still a fairly predictable mix of a DualShock 4 and & An Xbox One controller or the Pro Switch command. The interesting thing is the details:

  • The control of Google Stages is used to play on other TVs like Smart TV, with Chromecast.
  • The Stadia command connects directly to the Stadia service via Wi-Fi, not Chromecast. Chromecast receives the information from the Stadia service and shows it on your television.
  • But the Google Stage command is not required for all screens. You can use any USB command (the Xbox, PlayStation or any other USB) to play. The only screens that need a little extra work to play with another controller than Stadia are those of non-smart televisions. For this you need to play & # 39; a device with HDMI output as your shot and connect it to your old TV to prevent you from using the Stadia / Chromecast combination
  • The command of Stadia has all the controls of the controls, and also a new one: a feature to share that controls things like streaming games while we play and others, and & # 39 Another feature based on voice commands that is the technology of the Google Assistant
  • If you use the Stadia command, you can use voice commands. This is Harrison's example: "Hey Google, I want to play X game with Madj and Patrick," and create a multiplayer game with the players you said right away. "
  • You can also use third-party devices (Digital Foundry uses Razer Raiju Mobile) to play with & # 39; a remote control on a phone. Google is expected to have official partners for this, but at the moment it does not want to provide details. (Like Harrison said, "There are some very good third-party solutions that will support us from the launch, and we also have other ideas, but we won't share it now.")

How is Google Stage Technology

You can read the technical features of Google Stages in more detail in an article we are preparing, but these are the basic details:

  • CPU: X86 CPU for custom design server, 2.7 GHz with hyperthreading, AVX2 SIMD and 9.5MB L2 + L3 cach
  • GPU: AMD GPU with custom design with HBM2 memory and 56 computer units, capable of 10.7 teraflops
  • memory: 16GB of RAM with a performance of up to 484GB / s
  • Save: SSD storage in the cloud

We do not yet know the exact number of nuclei that the CPU will have (Google is cautious about this), but according to Richard Leadbetter we believe (and it's just a speculation to make it clear) that usage of one that appears on the Google Cloud Server Specification page. As Richard says: "It can provide up to 96 virtual CPU kernels that can lead to 624 GB of memory." In other words, "to be a true generation leap".

It is worth explaining again that it is completely scalable. It's not a piece of closed hardware like Xbox One X. It is elastic in Google's words so that several examples can be "stacked" (we've seen a demonstration of three of the GPU's working together) and the idea, at least, for developers. the sky is the limit, while it remains reasonable.


The biggest concern with the aspect of streaming is latency. Harrison says these problems are "resolved" and Google's data center investments soften, which will create more experiences for more people with multiple fundamental advances in compression algorithms. "

In addition, Harrison pointed out in a somewhat threatening way that "many Google technologies are the fundamental substance of the Internet." This is the experience of the Stadia technology.

Google Stages launch date and possible price, internet requirements and everything we know

There is still no exact date for release, but we know it Google Stages will be sold at the end of 2019.

Specifically, the 2019 date is for the United States, Canada, Western Europe and the UK, according to Google Vice President Phil Harrison, in an interview by Digital Foundry. At the moment there is no confirmation for other areas, but without a doubt the company's intention to bring technology to a global level.

There are also no details about the price of the Stadia command, but considering that the controls of the current generation are between 40 and 60 euros, we can conclude that these figures are moving. There is also no information on how many stages a service costs (such as Netflix or Xbox Game Pass) or if it's free, like YouTube.

Google Stages coverage by Digital Foundry in Eurogamer:

Before getting into the final details list you need to know, here's a selection of the articles and analyzes we've published so far:

Need internet speed and other things to know about Stadia

Finally, here is a list of other important points of the Google Stage ad that is worth knowing. Remember that more information is included in the article above:

  • A good internet connection is needed, although there is currently no number. 25 Mbps is the speed (bandwidth) required for the Stadia predecessor, Project Stream. "You can expect the numbers to fall over time, the improvements and optimization of the set will definitely be lower," Majd Bakar said. It will also be for streaming games at 1080p and 60fps. "For 4K60 it will definitely take more!", He says, "but it should definitely be lower" for 1080p60.
  • The input delay is slightly higher than in Xbox One X, but is also expected to be reduced as the release arrives. More about this in us ahead of Google Stages.
  • In addition to 4K60, streaming quality includes HDR with surround sound, and we can stream simultaneously with the same quality on YouTube.
  • Does Google register everything we do and play? Baker says "it depends on the player, we won't record everything, and if the player chooses to allow it for the games, we can stream to 4K."
  • Stages "is part of your Google Account, so your Gmail account is effectively the way to start a session in Stages."
  • The patches and updates will disappear. "In terms of performance, you click on a link and the game starts in less than five seconds: no download, no installations, no updates and, in many cases, no hardware."
  • The energy consumption is also drastically reduced. "Chromecast consumes less than five watts, works through Micro USB, while consuming about 100 or 150 watts of console."
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  • The duration of the battery will also increase drastically as we play on the phone, says Bakar: "The only thing you do is play a video so Assassin's Creed or Doom plays or any great game on your phone will use less battery power than if you were playing a mobile game, and you could play for ten hours. "
  • It's not yet on smart TVs, but the plan is that it is. "For now, we're focusing on Chromecast, but from a technical and functional point of view, be where YouTube is." Again, a "fundamental" part of the platform is that it's a screen. The idea is that wherever you can sign in to Google and watch YouTube, you can play games with Stadia.
  • The "purchase" of studies also paints "big". Apparently, Google has talked to developers for years, and they have set up their own first-party studio called Stadia Games and Entertainment, but there are no studio or exclusive studio announcements yet. Jade Reymond, former employee of EA, is a vice president at Google and apparently targeting that study.
  • Google makes it very easy for developers to bring their current games to Stadia.
  • Stadia will have "cross-play" with other platforms, and cooperative multiplayer to split the screen, without compromising loyalty.
  • Google will open its own store in Stadia where we can discover new games, but the idea is also that where there is a Stages link (in a YouTube video, in Google's search results, in & # 39; 39; an article or when it shares something for WhatsApp or Discord) you can see directly to the game, buy and jump.
  • Harrison ensures that Stadia will have "very robust temperate communities … you can be sure we will have the best parenting controls and the well-being of the player who allows parents to manage what their children are playing with whom they play and when they do it. "
  • Privacy is another important issue for many users: "We are totally committed to everything under user control, and the same level of control and functionality you expect from Google will also apply to us," Harrison said. said.

This is all we have now! Remember to check out the links if you want more details about Stadia. We will update this page because we know more details for launching this 2019.

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