On the 2019 Sport Builders Convention (FDC) in San Francisco right now, Google unveiled Stadia, its all-you-can-play sport streaming service. It’s launching someday this yr, first within the US, Canada, UK, and most of Europe.

The service will allow you to play all method of pc video games streamed from Google‘s information facilities to your units working the Chrome browser or ChromeOS platform, and even your TV with a Chromecast Extremely plugged in. You received’t want any extra {hardware} to run Stadia, and also you received’t want to put in something to play video games. As Google VP Phil Harrison famous in an interview with Eurogamer, “Anyplace the place YouTube runs properly, Stadia can run.”

Google says it already streams graphics-intensive titles at 1080p decision and 60 fps; that’ll ramp as much as 4K decision and 60 fps, together with help for HDR and encompass sound at launch later in 2019.

It’s value noting, although, that Google didn’t run an in depth demonstration of Stadia in motion on stage throughout the hour-long presentation at GDC; when id Software program’s government producer Marty Stratton confirmed as much as speak about his studio’s upcoming FPS, DOOM Everlasting, he invited viewers members to take a look at the sport in motion on the platform a few hours later on the occasion.

How does it work?

Google is packing its Cloud and information facilities world wide with specialised Linux-based computer systems outfitted with a 2.7GHz processor paired with 16GB RAM, and a customized GPU in-built partnership with AMD to ship 10.7 teraflops of processing energy to run the video games you select to play. For reference, that’s greater than a PS4 Professional and an Xbox One X’s output mixed.