Google has finally released release details for Stadia, the company's cloud-based games streaming platform, which was released in March. Stadia was announced at the Google Stadia Connect event just before the E3 2019 and will be launched for the first time in November 2019 as part of a special Founder's Edition for early adopters with Stadia Base for everyone else in 2020. You can pre-order the Stadia Founder's Edition at Google today.
Unlike traditional platforms, Stadia is a cloud-based gaming service that allows games to run remotely on dedicated servers and seamlessly stream to almost any device that supports Google's Chrome browser. In this way, players can theoretically access current games without having to invest in current hardware, as well as a number of other interesting benefits, such as: For example, the ability to jump directly when a streamer plays something to test the game and then buy. We already got hold of Stadia at an event and were impressed, though somewhat skeptical, with the implications of variable connection speed and delay in entering nerve-racking games like Doom (201
The only physical hardware included in Stadia is the controller, which uses Wi-Fi to directly connect to the remote data center where the game is running. The $ 69 retail price is primarily a standard gamepad with additional buttons to easily capture footage and call Google Assistant for help in the game.
Several major games and content were announced during the Stadia Connect event, including Baldur's Gate III and Destiny 2: Shadowkeep. Further details can be found in our summary. Below is an overview of the key details about the information we have received about Stadia.
Stadia Founder's Edition
The now pre-orderable Founder's Edition is the only way to access Stadia when it launches in November 2019. The Stadia Founder's Edition is available for $ 130 on Google and includes:
- A Limited Edition Night Blue Controller
- A Chromecast Ultra
- A three-month subscription to the Stadia Pro Service
- First Dibs for your Stadia name
- One three-month Buddy Pass for a friend at Stadia Pro
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From 2020, Stadia is for everyone that have a controller and a compatible device-first a computer with a Chrome browser and a Pixel 3 or 3a phone. Users can buy and retain games and have unrestricted access to their library from anywhere with up to 1080p / 60fps and stereo sound. This is known as Stadia Base.
To get the full Stadia experience, you'll need to pay $ 10 per month to access Stadia Pro, the associated subscription service that includes everything from the base experience to adding by:
- Streaming up to 4K / 60fps / HDR in 5.1 surround sound
- Accessing a library of free games for the duration of your subscription (such as Xbox Game Pass)
- Exclusive discounts when buying games (for unrestricted access, even if a subscription has expired)
- For a limited time, access to the entire Destiny 2 experience, including all previous and upcoming add-ons
Stadia Home States
The Stadia will Launched in 14 countries in November, other regions will follow in 2020: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
Stadia launches more than 30 titles, including some brand-new highly anticipated releases such as Doom Eternal and Borderlands 3.