There are still many question marks over what Google Stadia cloud gaming experience. What games will it have? How much will it cost? Those things, at least, will be revealed on Thursday.
Google is holding a "Stadia Connect" livestream this Thursday where, the giant corporation says, details about Stadia's global launch and pricing will be revealed. Most importantly, we'll learn what games the cloud service will ship with, although it's likely that the available games for Australians will be much broader — Stadia isn't expected to be available here until next year.
The livestream will kick off on Friday, June 7 0200 AEST / 0000 AWST / 0130 ACST / 0400 NZST. You can watch the event through the embedded livestream below.
The company uploaded a small teaser earlier this morning, although it largely rehashed the same info as above.
Australians are sceptical of cloud gaming in general, thanks to our track record with stable broadband. So what price would Stadia have to be to convince you to give it a try, and what games would you want to play on the service?
While people are still grappling with the technical ramifications of Google's Stadia platform, gamers have begun asking deeper, more troubling questions. What do mods look like in a world of game streaming? What happens to game preservation? What happens if Google dwarfs gaming the same way it has with search, browsers and advertising? And most worryingly of all, what happens if Google decides to walk away from the industry later on?