During its devoted event at E3 2019, Google at long last announced all the news identified with its streaming platform of video games, Stadia. Here’s everything you need to know about costs, supported games, requirements, and accessibility.
The service will be accessible from November with 31 games accessible at launch. To play, you will need to use a Chromecast gadget or any device that can run the Chrome browser.
How much does Google Stadia cost?
Access to Google Stadia will be accessible free of charge, however, only at 1080p 30 fps resolution and stereo audio. This free option, called Stadia Base, will just end up accessible in 2020, and you will have to purchase individual games like normal.
Google Stadia Pro will be accessible by subscribing to a monthly membership at the cost of $9.99 (£8.99 in the UK) per month. This incorporates the ability to play for free some titles, including
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey,
- Destiny 2,
- Division 2,
- Tomb Raider,
- at 4K HDR 60 fps resolution
- 5.1 surround sound (8K 120 fps as soon as it becomes accessible).
Other titles in the Stadia library can be obtained at a discount for Pro subscribers.
The official Stadia controller is not a gadget that you will necessarily have to purchase, however, if you are intrigued, the cost of the kit, which is called “Stadia: Founder’s Edition” is $129. The cost incorporates the Stadia Controller Night Blue (limited edition) including
- a Chromecast Ultra,
- Destiny 2,
- three months free subscription to Google Stadia Pro,
The possibility to pick your personalized name (Gamertag) and the Founder’s Badge. The pre-orders are now accessible with shipments scheduled for November 2019. You can likewise buy the games independently if you do not want to subscribe to Google Stadia Pro.
What you need to play with Google Stadia
Technically any gadget that is capable of running the Chrome browser, then PC, smartphone and tablet. In any case, not just that: you can likewise use a Chromecast gadget. Obviously, to enjoy the best substance of Google Stadia, we recommend Chromecast Ultra.
As for the minimum requirements in terms of Internet association, Google expects the requirement for 10 Mbps in download and 1 Mbps in upload. However, at this speed, you will surely not appreciate an adequate level of quality (720p at most). Google suggests at least 35 Mbps in download to play without issues at 4K 60 fps resolution since the bandwidth used will be about 20GB per hour.
You don’t need to use the Stadia controller to appreciate the service, however, if you don’t have your own controller it could be a worthwhile venture at $69 in the US and £59 in the UK. It comes in three colors – white, black and wasabi green.
What games are included in Google Stadia:
Google Stadia will debut in November 2019 with around 60 titles to its credit from an assortment of studios, including:
- Bandai Namco: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- Bethesda: DOOM Eternal, DOOM 2016, Rage 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: Youngblood
- Bungie: Destiny 2
- Capcom: Games to be reported soon
- Coatsink: Get Packed
- Codemasters: GRID
- Deep Silver: Metro Exodus
- Drool: Thumper
- Electronic Arts: Games to be reported soon
- Giants Software: Farming Simulator 19
- Larian Studios: Baldur’s Gate 3
- nWay Games: Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
- Rockstar: Games to be reported soon
- Sega: Football Manager
- SNK: Samurai Shodown
- Square Enix: Final Fantasy XV – Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- 2K: NBA 2K, Borderlands 3
- Tequila Works: Gylt
- Warner Bros: Mortal Kombat 11
- THQ: Darksiders Genesis
- Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Trials Rising, The Crew 2
How to Pre-order Google Stadia Founder’s Edition
The preorders for the Founder’s Edition are as of now open at the cost of $129 at this link. Shipments will begin during the month of November. You can likewise give your 3-month Stadia membership to a friend with the Buddy Pass, incorporated in Founder’s Edition.
Is it true that you are thinking about Google Stadia? What is your present gaming setup like?