Haven’t heard of Google Stadia? Go here. Catch up. Have you been under a rock this week? Google’s huge, ambitious new AAA streaming project is set to launch this year and project lead Phil Harrison (yeah, there are lots of Phils in this industry) has shared some vital details:
“To get 1080p, 60 frames per second, required approximately 25 megabits per second,” Harrison said of the tests they conducted last October. “In fact, we use less than that, but that’s where we put our recommended limit at. When we launch, we will be able to get to 4K but only raise that bandwidth to about 30 megabits per second.”
This was during an interview with Kotaku when he was asked about the connections required. Stadia will also dynamically adjust your resolution depending on your bandwith, however, we haven’t found out if you will be able to lock in a resolution.
There are still loads of questions that need answers, especially around models, pricing and games. With E3 only two months away now then I’m sure we’ll get them asap.