Stadia, Google’s much-anticipated game streaming service, is launching this year in the US, UK, Canada, and “most of” Europe.
That’s according to Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison, who has just wrapped up the company’s keynote presentation at the Game Developers’ Conference. The presentation focused on Stadia’s features and capabilities – we heard that Google’s infrastructure will enable faster and 100% cheat-proof multiplayer, for example – and was a bit light on the games we’ll be able to play on it.
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More game announcements are surely coming, but we’ll have to wait a little longer: Harrison says “we’ll be connecting with you again in the summer to share more details on the games you’ll get to play at launch and beyond.”