Google has announced more details of its streaming service Stadia, which intends to bring the best games to everyone in the world.
Google previously announced Stadia back in March at GDC 2019 saying the service would be coming soon. Rather than have a console under your TV or on your desk the processing and delivery of data will be done by huge data centers around the world. The games will be delivered to your device over the internet with the promise of high-quality gaming on any device that has access to a Google Chrome browser.
E3 is just around the corner and Google have decided to drop some important new details about their new streaming service including games that will be available on the service, the price and business model and details of the launch.
Destiny 2, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Baldur’s Gate 3 and The Division 2 will be launch titles for the service.
The pricing is split between a monthly subscription model and buying games outright. The base subscription package is $10 per month for access to some games at 4K / 60FPS. There’s also a base package for $130 containing Google Chromecast, Stadia Controller, Destiny 2 and a three-month subscription.
Google has released its own Stadia controller, which they have stated is the “best way to experience” Stadia. However other devices are supported too. The controller costs $70 stand alone.
Previously Google has said the minimum requirements for the service were 25 Mbps however that has now gone down to 5 Mbps. Google says the range will be from 5 to 35 Mbps but there’s varying quality and features based on your internet speed.
Google Stadia is planning to launch in November 2019 in the US, Canada, and Europe (Belgium, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, UK, Spain, Norway, and France). Stadia is launching on any device that runs a Chrome browser including TVs, Laptops, Phones and Tablets.