Google unveils Stadia streaming-videogame service, but not a price tag

Google is taking major steps to jump into the videogame industry, announcing Tuesday a new streaming platform that it will launch this year as well as an in-house videogame-production unit, though it neglected to lay out costs.

Gaming titans have long chased streaming as something of a Holy Grail, anticipating that unburdening people from expensive desktop computers or gaming consoles to run the best titles will drive millions more to play games. Often called cloud gaming, streaming technology lets people play the most complex and graphically intensive titles on virtually any hardware, including mobile devices.

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