Microsoft's Xbox react to Google Stadia, to 'go big'

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And the platform is expected to launch later this year in the US, Canada, UK, and Europe.

That figure, according to Google executive Phil Harrison, who spoke to IGN after the announcement, is 30 megabits per second. Microsoft is gearing up to roll-out trials of its new Project xCloud service which will no doubt integrate or be some part of the already excellent Xbox Game Pass subscription service.

It's clear that Google won't limit the number of games on Stadia to just one. Called Stadia, the service doesn't require expensive rigs or gaming software-any laptop, TV, or phone that can access YouTube can connect gamers to the platform.

The gaming community has a mixed reaction on the news regarding the release of the service. "With today's news, indie game developers in particular, will be put under increasingly pressure to create games for variable pay in shorter time frames", said Patrick Weekers, growth director at Utomik, the subscription-based gaming service. Presumably, it will aid the movement of games from a particular device to another.

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Meanwhile, a Mumbai court has issued a non-bailable warrant against Modi's wife Amy whose last known location was in the US. This month, Britain's Daily Telegraph said it had tracked him down to a luxury apartment in London's Centre Point tower.

The controller also includes a button for Google Assistant, so players can look up walkthroughs or hints without disturbing their gameplay. Although id promised Doom Eternal during the keynote, the company had nothing to show off - nor did any of the other 100+ studios that Google says have its Stadia developer kit. The company garnered a lot of attention from tech enthusiasts as it showcased the service that supports 4K resolutions and gaming at 60fps.

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"Game development is like gas: it expands to fill available space, and we want to the volume [of that space] to continue to grow". It's not just that there are multiple companies working on this, they're also trying different approaches.

Google is certainly in a better position to make a success of such a streaming service, due to the amount of servers and computer power at its disposal.

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