Epic's Unreal Engine support for Stadia is already live

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Epic's Unreal Engine support for Stadia is already live

The big news out of GDC today is Stadia, the cloud gaming service that Google says will launch later this year with support for 4K resolution at 60 fps. The biggest (and, I think, only) game announced for the platform at this point is Doom Eternal, but Google has also joined with Unreal and Unity to "bring full support to the most popular and familiar game engines to our development community." 

343 Industries is 'hesitant' to commit to a Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC launch date

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343 Industries is 'hesitant' to commit to a Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC launch date

343 Industries community director Brian "ske7ch" Jarrard held court in a Reddit AMA today to answer questions about Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which is expected to debut on PC later this year. Some of what Jarrard covered was already known: The games will be available for purchase individually or in a bundle, they'll be released in order of their fictional chronology (so Reach first, then Combat Evolved), and there will be public "flighting" tests prior to release. Unfortunately, the one thing we all really want to know—when we can start playing—has yet to be nailed down. 

Google Stadia's specs and latency revealed

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Google Stadia's specs and latency revealed

Google's keynote at GDC today left us with more questions than answers in regards to Stadia, its upcoming game streaming service that is launching sometime this year. However, Google fed us just enough details about the hardware to whet our appetite, and perhaps provide a hint of how the service will perform in comparison to today's PCs and dedicated game consoles.

Jade Raymond is heading Google's first-party game studio

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Jade Raymond is heading Google's first-party game studio

Ubisoft and EA veteran Jade Raymond announced last week that she had joined Google as a company vice president, but her specific role at the company wasn't known. Today she revealed at GDC that she will head up Stadia Games and Entertainment, Google's first-party development studio, which will make games exclusively for the company's new Stadia platform.