Stadia Connect Highlights: Everything You Need to Know
Games list, prices and subscriptions, Founder’s Edition, internet requirements, launch date and countries
Here’s a brief overview:
- Stadia will launch in November 2019 in 14 countries.
- In 2019, Stadia will be available for paid subscribers only ($10 per month). The free version will be released in 2020.
- 4k resolution, 60FPS, 5.1 surround sound, and bonus games are available in the paid subscription.
- The Founder's edition, which costs $129, is required to use Stadia in 2019.
- You'll have to pay for games additionally.
- On the start, you'll have 32 games in total including one exclusive.
As it was announced earlier this month, Google held the first Stadia Connect stream on June 6 where new details of the streaming service were revealed.
In this article, we’ll discuss the main announcements from this half-hour broadcast.
Countries and launch date
Stadia will launch in November 2019 in 14 countries.
- Great Britain
In 2019, it will be possible to launch Stadia on smart TVs (using Chromecast dongle), PCs, laptops, and the Pixel series smartphones of the 3rd generation. In the future, Stadia is promised to receive the support of any devices with Google Chrome.
Also, internet speed requirements became known, they are similar to the requirements published by the Сanadian news site La Presse:
- 4К (HDR, sound 5.1) — 35 Mbps
- 1080р (HDR, sound 5.1) — 20 Mbps
- 720р — 10 Mbps
Stadia Founder’s Edition is already available for pre-order. The set costs $129 and contains Chromecast Ultra dongle, Stadia controller, three months of Stadia Pro for you and your friend, and full (the game+all DLCs) version of Destiny 2.
To use Stadia in 2019, you will need the paid subscriptions Stadia Pro which costs $10 per month and grants you with regular bonus games, 4K, 60 FPS, HDR, and 5.1 sound. The free version with 1080p, 60 FPS, and the stereo sound will be available in 2020.
During Stadia Connect, the first set of games for the service was announced. There are 31 projects on the list, however, there were trailers only for 6 of them.
Baldur’s Gate 3 — developed by Larian Studios (the Divinity series), the trequel will be released on PC and Stadia.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint — the game will be available at the time of Stadia launch.
Get Packed — co-op arcade that focuses on difficulties of a move. Will be released in 2020.
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 — the game will be available at the time of Stadia launch.
Destiny 2 The Collection — the full version including all released DLCs and Shadowkeep together with cross-platform save support.
The rest of the games include:
- Borderlands 3
- The Crew 2
- Darksiders Genesis
- Doom Eternal
- Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- Farming Simulator 19
- Final Fantasy XV
- Football Manager series
- Just Dance series
- Metro Exodus
- Mortal Kombat 11
- NBA 2K series
- Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
- Rage 2
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Samurai Shodown
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
- Trials Rising
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
In case you missed the broadcast, check it out below: