Square Enix prepares for Stadia fall release

square enix prepares for stadia fall release in linux pc games

Square Enix prepares their games for the Stadio release this fall, the Linux and Vulkan based cloud service. Which exciting to see that TOMB RAIDER games in the mix. Including Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and FINAL FANTASY XV. Since they will all be available on Stadia. At least when the new platform launches this November.

Square Enix means TOMB RAIDER

TOMB RAIDER explores the intense origin story of Lara Croft. Since this follows and her ascent. Going from an untested young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts. While she pushes beyond the limits of human endurance. Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island. As she works to escape its relentless hold.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

In Rise of the Tomb Raider a fan favourite for Square Enix. Which is also available for Linux. Here Lara becomes more than a survivor. While embarking on her first Tomb Raiding expedition. Searching for the secret of immortality. She’ll explore a vast and hostile world. Engaging in guerilla combat and discover deadly tombs.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Since Shadow of the Tomb Raider is newest game published by Square Enix. Which is coming to Mac and Linux in 2019. Thanks to Feral Interactive. Where Lara must travel to a magnificent environment. One full of the largest tombs in franchise history. Also more hidden secrets and cunning new enemies. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse. Again Lara evolves into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

Final Fantasy XV

FINAL FANTASY XV is the critically acclaimed RPG game. Also the latest entry in the iconic FINAL FANTASY series. Taking in an enthralling world where fantasy meets reality. While players join Crown Prince Noctis and his comrades. Exploring another epic journey of brotherhood, love and despair. While they unravel Noctis’s destiny. Taking up arms against the warmongering empire, Niflheim. With a captivating cast of characters and breathtaking visuals. Also open world exploration and action packed real time combat. FINAL FANTASY XV is the ultimate FINAL FANTASY experience. Both for fans and newcomers, all thanks to Square Enix’ Stadia push.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider – PC Technology Trailer (Linux, Windows PC)

So watching the tech trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. You have to wonder how this will look on Stadia. Square Enix is obviously eager to ready up. Let alone the Linux release this year.
But all this slated tech being outlined. So how can gamers livestream while using the service? What kind of bandwidth will people need? How much lag can you expect?
We have already seen OnLive, PlayStation Now, and Gaikai. None of which I personally use. But it’s going to be interesting to see how Google makes a difference. Let alone the tech changes going forward for Linux and Vulkan. What is the encouragement for Square Enix and other publisher?

As much as we look forward to trying the streaming service. It’s the tech that gets the attention. Linux and Vulkan, pushing developers yet again for native support. Even moreso since Stadia is using AMD open source drivers.

Stadia includes:

  • 10Mbps connection speed is the minimum for 1080p gaming.
  • Baldur’s Gate III will be available at launch on Stadia.
  • Stadia Pro will be available at $11.99 USD per month. For the highest quality (4K) gaming experience.
  • Stadia Founder’s Edition will include a Chromcast Ultra. A limited edition Stadia Controller. Also three months of Stadia Pro service $169 USD.
  • You also have to buy games.
  • The Stadia Controller is priced at $69 USD.
  • Stadia to release in November.

Square Enix will release TOMB RAIDER games this fall. Which are also available now worldwide on Steam. The same with FINAL FANTASY XV.

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