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Google launches a new streaming video game service, Stadia

March, 20; 2019. By
The company Google has launched these days, and as different media have said, Stadia, a streaming video game service (ie, in which you do not need to own the game), with a strong geolocation and support of servers to ensure the proper functioning of the service. It will be activated for use by the end customer in 2019 and its flagship title will be the new version of the classic Doom.

For us to understand, from among its servers spread around the world Google has guaranteed space and capacity for this network of video games in such a way that it can serve games where players will see the game at 60 frames per second and in 4K resolution, which means a superb quality upgrade, a marvel of the technique that recently was almost not even imaginable. And the best thing is that it will be in streaming, that is, the game is processed on a Google server so the client machine does not have to be excessively powerful.

It is true that for a long time it was established that more than 30 frames per second were unnecessary because the human eye could not take advantage of this technical improvement, although some specialized publications have made obsolete these beliefs. In this way, another race has begun to increase the number of frames per second of video game services to 48, 60, 120, and whatever arrives in the future.

In this sense, Peter Jackson shot The Hobbit at 48 frames per second, twice the current film standard (24), and as reported by this medium, although there was an appearance of improvement, what happened while watching the film was that "one had to be reminding oneself how good the film looked because it was shot at 48 frames per second", instead of really enjoying it, as members of this medium have been able to read in some comments about the film on the internet.

Therefore, this editor doesn't need about 30 frames of service and ultra high definition, although I do not doubt that for professional players it will mean a little help to interact with the artifact while playing, although perhaps the most important help is to avoid latency, or in other words, reduce the response time of the machine to the maximum, so that the games are playable and true.

At the videogame level, it is not known which titles will be available in the Google Stadia service beyond the Doom flagship title. We also know that Amazon and other competitors are catching up and will soon launch similar services. Among the serious victims of streaming video games are all those systems that rely on a local machine such as Playstation or Xbox.
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