Google today finally announced the release date, price, and availability for its highly anticipated cloud-based gaming services called Google Stadia. The service will allow anyone to play their favourite games without needing to download, install or buying a physical disk to play the game. According to Google, with Stadia players will be able to play their favourite games anytime on any devices including TVs, Desktops, Laptops and even Smartphones starting with Pixel 3 & Pixel 3a.
Google Stadia With 4K/60fps/HDR Support Launches This November 2019, Priced at $9.99 Per Month
Google Stadia Launch Date and Availability
Google hasn’t announced an exact date for the launch of Stadia service, but it has confirmed that the Stadia service will be launched in November 2019 starting with 14 countries with more to come in 2020.
Google Stadia Price
You should note that Google Stadia is a paid monthly subscription service also known as Stadia Pro that cost $9.99 per month and it gives you access to a growing library of games. The Google Stadia Pro subscription service will allow players with up to 4K resolution gameplay at 60fps with HDR support.
With Stadia Pro subscription players will also get Free monthly games, 5.1 surround sound and exclusive discounts on purchasing the games and all for just $9.99 a month. There is also a Stadia Founder’s Edition which you can grab for $129 and it includes a special Night Blue Stadia Controller ($69 separately), a Google Chromecast Ultra ($69 separately), 3 months of Stadia Pro, a 3-month buddy pass, and a copy of Destiny 2 with all of its expansions. The Founder’s Edition is available for pre-order now on Google’s website.
Google Stadia Required Internet Speeds
Since Google Stadia is a cloud-based Gaming service and will let players stream and play games at 4K/60 fps/HDR. The service will definitely require a high-speed internet connection. According to Google, Stadia supports a range of resolutions and internet speed which goes as follows.
- 5 to 10 Mbps: 720p, 60 fps, stereo sound
- 15 to 20 MBps: 1080p, 60 fps, HDR, 5.1 surround sound
- 25 to 35 MBps: 4K, 60 frames per second, HDR 5.1 surround sound
To support its Google Stadia gaming service Google has also announced a stand-alone Stadia Controller priced at $69.
Google Stadia service will bring several AAA titles at launch and beyond. Some of the game which has been confirmed so far to be coming to the Stadia are Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, The Division 2, Final Fantasy XV, Mortal Kombat 11, Doom Eternal, Tomb Raider Triilogy, Wolfenstein: Youngblood and few more.