In the rare Stadia news, Google has used the same streaming technology to allow gamers to try out a Resident Evil Village demo right from their browser – on both mobile and PC.
To get started, enter your date of birth and then click the One-Click-Play button. If your internet connection is stable, the game should start after some loading time. If you don’t have a controller, you can play it with mouse and keyboard on PC or touch screen controls on mobile. You can also play it as many times as you like. Keep in mind that streaming games can incur significant data costs. The site itself estimates around 12.6 GB per hour. It’s something to remember when you have data limits.
So far, a demo site for Resident Evil Village is the only public use of this feature. However, the marketing copy seems to imply a desire to push this technology forward. In a blog post, Google calls its cloud technology “Immersive Stream” and claims it powers “our Stadia gaming platform and publishers’ ability to deliver games directly to their players.” The copy further emphasizes that after trying out the game, the player will be presented with potential storefronts to purchase the game. This blog post does double duty, simultaneously informing players about the feature and presenting a marketing tool to potential business partners.
Perhaps this could be a more successful application of the technology for the tech giant after Google Stadia’s rocky launch.
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