Google has finally unveiled its Stadia launch date and pricing including details about Google Stadia Founders Edition. This new information about Google’s video game streaming service was shared during the recent Google Stadia Connect event.
During Google Stadia Connect event, Google announced that the Stadia will first launch in November as a part of Stadia Founders Edition. Stadia Founders Edition is for those who want to try out the service this year. Everyone else will have to wait until 2020 to get their hands on Google Stadia service. Google Stadia Founders Edition is now available for pre-order.
In case you don’t know already, Google Stadia will allow everyone to play games directly over WiFi from TV’s, Chromcast browser and Google Pixel Phones. Players will not have to download anything as the games will exist on Google servers.
As for Google Stadia Founders Edition, it’s available for pre-order and will cost you $130. Stadia Founders Edition comes with a limited-edition controller, Chromecast Ultra, three-month subscription to the Stadia Pro service, three-month buddy pass and a Founder’s Stadia Name. Founder’s Edition will ship in November 2019.
Stadia Base will launch in 2020. The base version of the service will be available for anyone with a controller or compatible device including Google Chrome browser or a Pixel 3 or 3a phone. Players will have to buy games separately and save these games in their library forever. Base Stadia users will be able to play games at 1080p/60fps with stereo sound.
On the other hand, there’s Stadia Pro which is included in Google Stadia Founders Edition. For Stadia Pro, players will have to pay $10 per month to get access to the following items.
- Streaming resolution up to 4K with 60 FPS and HDR in 5.1 surround sound
- Access to additional free games released regularly
- Discounts on purchasing full games
- At launch, players will get access to Destiny 2 base game including all add-ons, Shadowkeep expansion, and the annual pass
Eyes up, Guardians. ?
— Stadia (@GoogleStadia) 6 June 2019
Stadia will launch in November in the following 14 countries with Founders Edition.
Stadia Launch Countries
- United States
More regions will be added starting in 2020. As for the games, Stadia’s launch line-up includes some of the best games from the best developers and publishers.
Don’t be afraid! ?
— Stadia (@GoogleStadia) 6 June 2019
Stadia will release with 30+ games available at launch including some upcoming titles like Doom Eternal and Borderlands 3. Below is the full launch list for Google Stadia.
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- DOOM Eternal
- DOOM 2016
- Rage 2
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
- Destiny 2
- Get Packed
- Metro Exodus
- Farming Simulator 19
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
- Sega Football Manager
- Samurai Showdown
- Final Fantasy XV
- Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- NBA 2K
- Borderlands 3
- Gylt – Stadia exclusive
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Darksiders Genesis
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Just Dance
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
- Trials Rising
- The Crew 2
- TBD games from Capcom, Electronic Arts, and Rockstar
In terms of online connection requirements, Google recommends users to have at least 10 Megabit upload speed to play games at 720 with 60 frames per second. To run games at stable 4K and 60 frames per second, users will need a stable 35 Megabit speed connection.
That’s pretty much all that you need to know about Google’s Stadia and Founders Edition. Interested folks can pre-order Google Stadia Founders Edition today from Google’s official site.