Google may soon be able to add support for GPUs in its Stadia gaming streaming service. The code change means that the search engine group provided the drivers. Google could still be planning to offer the service. Since the launch of Google Stadia in 2019, custom AMD GPUs have powered the service. These servers would have AMD Radeon Pro V340 chips, or similar graphics cards.
9to5google has reported that Google may now add support for additional graphics hardware in its Immersive Stream service. They should be Nvidia GPUs. Game Streaming Infographic – Has Google’s Stadia Experiment Fail?
Notes in the modified Linux Kernel
This information is derived from the modified Linux kernel used by Google Stadia and Immersive Stream. The changes can be seen publicly because this is open-source software. Google recently added the ability to create its own Kokoro builders with drivers for Nvidia GPUs. Drivers have yet to be released. It is unclear if Google plans to upgrade Stadia’s hardware. It is also unclear what Nvidia graphics cards will be used with the game streaming service. Google has yet to make an official statement on this.
Since long time, there have been signs that Stadia is in trouble and that Google may be considering closing the site. In the future, only the technology behind the service might be available. The priority of Stadia has been reduced internally. Google announced at the Google I/O that it had removed the gaming tab in its store and hidden Stadia within the smart home.