Google just dropped a huge surprise at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The US tech giant announced Stadia – a cloud gaming service that’s being billed as (wait for it…) the Netflix of gaming.
Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, says that Stadia – due to launch in 2019 – aims to “stream games to all types of devices”. This means smartphones, laptops, tablets and TVs – all without the need of a gaming console.
The move represents a canny move for Google as it attempts to tap into the multi-billion dollar games industry.