This morning, Google Stadia pricing, game lineup, and launch information were announced via a YouTube pre-recorded video ahead of E3 2019. In case you missed it, you can check it out below.
With Google Stadia, you can play on any screen. At launch, you can play on your TV, desktop, laptop, tablet, and Pixel smartphones starting with the Pixel 3 and 3a series. You’ll be able to play with no downloads, no patches, and no installs.
Stadia has been developed for low latency. The highest quality gaming experience of 4K HDR/60fps/5.1 surround requires a 35Mbps internet connection. Google Stadia itself will require a minimum internet speed of 10mbps download/1mbps upload for 720p/stereo sound. To be honest, that’s a pretty decent minimum which should be attainable by most current internet users.
The Stadia controller is designed specifically for streaming games and includes a capture button and a Google Assistant button. You can also play with supported controllers or a mouse and keyboard.
Google confirmed a number of titles coming to Stadia including fighting, sports, racing, action, and other genres. The games showcased include:
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Borderlands 3
- The Crew 2
- Darksiders Genesis
- Destiny 2
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- DOOM Eternal
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- Farming Simulator 19
- Final Fantasy XV
- Football Manager 2020
- Get Packed
- Just Dance 2020
- Metro Exodus
- Mortal Kombat 11
- NBA 2K
- Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid
- Rage 2
- Samurai Shodown
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
- Tomb Raider Trilogy
- Trials Rising
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Before the event, a Canadian newspaper apparently leaked the pricing and availability. Of course, that’s all confirmed now with (convoluted) pricing as follows:
- Stadia Pro: US$9.99 (CA$11.99) per month offering new game content to members every month, exclusive discounts on titles and instant purchase access to Stadia’s catalog of 4K HDR games
- Stadia Founder’s Edition: US$129 (CA$169) includes Chromecast Ultra, limited edition Night Blue Stadia controller, three-month buddy pass so you can share a subscription with a friend, exclusive Stadia Name, and Destiny 2
- Stadia Base: Non-subscribers can stream games they purchase up to 1080p and 30 FPS (coming in 2020. NOTE: FAQ says 1080p30, website screenshot states 1080p60.)
Google Stadia will launch later this year, in November. At launch, it will be available in the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden. Additional countries will be added in 2020.
For more information, head over to the Google Stadia website.
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