Google says its challenger in the lucrative games market will launch later this year - but cannot confirm yet if Ireland will see the platform in 2019. The internet giant this week launched Stadia, a platform that does not require a console and allows users to play games across a range of internet-connected devices. Google says Stadia will "free players from the limitations of traditional consoles and PCs" by allowing users connect to Google’s data centres to play the game. “Stadia is a new video game platform, delivering instant access to your favourite games on any type of screen — whether it’s a TV, laptop, desktop, tablet or mobile phone. “In a world where there are more than 200 million people watching game-related content daily on YouTube, Stadia makes many of those games playable with the press of a button.
Source: Irish Examiner March 20, 2019 15:45 UTC