Is Gaming’s Future In The Cloud, And By Subscription?

Google Stadia aims to be the “Netflix of gaming” by moving the computer power needed to play video games out of the console and onto the internet.

By Shelly BrisbinMarch 21, 2019 12:06 pm,

It may seem like Google is everywhere, from search, to maps, to productivity software. But until now, the tech giant has been missing from one huge internet business: gaming. That changed this week with the unveiling of Google Stadia, a streaming platform that Google hopes will become the Netflix of gaming.

Tech expert Omar Gallaga says announcing Stadia at the annual Game Developers Conference is a mark of how serious Google is about getting game publishers on board. Google also grabbed the spotlight before E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, where gaming announcements are typically made.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– What Stadia has to do with YouTube, another platform owned by Google

– How Google’s game-streaming service is expected to work

– How other tech companies are responding to Google’s announcement

Written by Shelly Brisbin.