Listed below are Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s 2 favourite video video games (GOOG)

Google introduced Stadia, a online game streaming service, final week. However CEO Sundar Pichai will not make a lot use of it — he isn't a "massive gamer," he mentioned on stage on the grand reveal occasion. However there are two key video games that he does say he enjoys an entire lot: "FIFA 19" and "Ashes Cricket." Google CEO Sundar Pichai is not a "massive gamer." He admitted as a lot when to took to the stage on the Sport Builders Convention 2019 in San Francisco final week to announce "Stadia," an enormous new undertaking from Google to run video games on its servers then stream them to customers' gadgets. It is an formidable objective, and the dearth of readability round pricing, availability, and launch dates did not cease it from stealing the present at GDC this 12 months — even when the Google CEO himself wasn't the right spokeperson for it. That mentioned, Pichai does play some video games — and he revealed two of his favourites on the occasion. What are? The primary is "FIFA 19," the newest iteration of writer EA Sports activities' immensely well-liked soccer recreation. It was awarded a "nice" eight.2 rating by video games web site IGN, which described it as "a definite enchancment upon final 12 months's effort ... "FIFA 19’s" merely extra enjoyable than latest entries with a stage of selection that ought to solely enhance its longevity." After which there's "Ashes Cricket," a cricket simulator recreation. The 2017 title received a lukewalm evaluate from Gamespot, which noticed that "only a few sports activities battle to outlive the transition from real-life to online game like cricket does. Cricket is perceived as gradual and lengthy; some would possibly even name it somewhat bit boring. Cricket video video games have typically suffered related issues ... Ashes Cricket suffers a few of these inherent issues in addition to a number of of its personal making, but additionally manages to seize the guts of the sport in a approach that few have achieved earlier than." Nonetheless, it is no shock Pichai is a fan of those titles — he is a self-confessed "big" fan of each sports activities, and as a child he dreamt of being an expert cricketer. As Pichai quipped at GDC: "For these of you who're questioning what cricket is, it’s form of like baseball, however higher." Learn extra: Automobile-bomb fears and stolen prototypes: Inside Fb's efforts to guard its 80,000 staff across the globe Fb quietly killed its Constructing eight skunkworks unit because it reshuffles its cutting-edge experiments and Leaked Andreessen Horowitz knowledge reveals how a lot Silicon Valley startup execs actually receives a commission, from CEOs to Gross sales VPs Be a part of the dialog about this story » NOW WATCH: Watch Google unveil Stadia, its new video-game platform that streams throughout gadgets and not using a console