Stadia is set to launch in just under one week and it looks like upcoming games for the platform are already taking advantage of Stadia’s capabilities.
GRID’s development director, Mark Green has revealed to WccfTech that its Stadia port has a 40-car mode that ‘just isn’t possible’ on other platforms. In the interview Mark also told us that he was very excited about the stadia hardware stating, ‘racing games are particularly sensitive to controller lag and yet I can’t feel any when playing on Stadia, the experience is fantastic.’
In regards to the 40-car mode, Mark stated that the port has ‘only just scratched the surface of what Stadia is capable of’. Essentially then, Stadia can do a lot more than what is already being done, yet other platforms can’t yet do the ‘simple stuff’ like this.
Interestingly, there wasn’t any actual information provided as to why the other platforms wouldn’t be able to hack a 40-car mode however, it was assured that GRID will run smooth 4K resolutions through the streaming service. (Even with the 40 cars)
Mark ended with a statement about Stadia: ‘New hardware always gets us excited, it doesn’t matter whether it’s local or remote, and we know we can rely on all the platform holders to come up with amazing new abilities which designers will hungrily try to understand and use them to create great new features within games,’ he concluded. ‘Focussing on Stadia, I think their integration with YouTube may prove to be a masterstroke, leading us to new ways to interact with games.’
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