Google streaming game service Stadia launches Nov 19

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 20, 2019 attendees play games on the new Stadia gaming platform at the Google booth at the 2019 GDC Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. AFP

Google on Tuesday said it will launch its Stadia streaming game service on November 19, hoping to launch console-quality play into the cloud.

The announcement came at a Google event in New York where the tech giant was unveiling an array of new hardware products.

Stadia allows video game play on any internet-connected device, eliminating the need for games consoles.

It will be priced at $9.99 per month and compete against Apple Arcade, which is being offered at half that price.

Streaming real-time game play from the cloud promised to shake up a mushrooming market worth an estimated $135 billion globally last year, according to analysts -- with mobile platforms accounting for about half.

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