LG is keen to support gamers and its latest announcement adds further options to its increasingly gamer-friendly TVs.
As well as offering a host of gaming oriented features for PC and console gamers on its latest OLED TVs, including Game Optimizer, a 1 millisecond response time, low input lag, four HDMI 2.1 ports and nVidia G-SYNC compatibility, LG is now wanting those who might not have its latest OLED TVs to join in the gaming fun too.
Coming to LG’s smart TVs in the latter half of 2021, Google’s cloud based gaming platform Stadia will enable owners to play the most popular and latest games such as Cyberpunk 2077, NBA 2K21, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion with just a Stadia controller (admittedly not cheap at around £90) and a decent internet connection. No other hardware is required since the heavy lifting is done by Google’s cloud based servers.
This means that a simple app download will allow access to the more than 130 games offered by the Stadia service. Purchasing a game in the basic free tier allows play in 1080p streaming and stereo sound while a subscription to Stadia Pro unlocks the 4K HDR 60FPS, 5.1 surround sound gaming experience and allows access to a free cadre of regularly played games.
Lee Sang-woo, senior vice president of corporate business strategy at LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company, said, “Supporting Stadia on LG TVs is our commitment to customers that gaming is an increasingly important feature expected by LG TV owners.” He added, “Stadia is changing how people access their favorite games and by providing webOS compatibility, we’re making an early commitment to the platform.”
Stadia will be supported on LG’s webOS 6.0 which will be found on the company’s 2021 lineup of TVs but the press release does state that ‘LG webOS 5.0 TVs will receive the service later this year.’
Nvidia’s GeForce Now game streaming service also has a free tier and this allows games already owned on Steam to be played, while a subscription allows access to fast tracked servers and enables ray tracing, where available. GeForce Now is expected on LG’s Smart TVs towards the end of 2021.
Source: LG Press Release
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