Google announced and unveiled a few details for Google Stadia a little while ago. A few important details like pricing and launch games were absent from that announcement. Today, Google had a proper reveal with pricing, launch game list, release month, countries supported, and more. Stadia will have multiple controller options at launch and while it is only supported on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a at launch, it will be supported on iOS and Android devices. A few noteworthy games so far include Baldur’s Gate III from Larian Studios that was officially announced at the event, Borderlands 3, Gylt (Exclusive game), and more.
Ubisoft will be heavily supporting it with The Division 2, Trials Rising, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and more. Stadia is planned for TV, laptop, desktop, and smartphone play at launch. It will be expanded to more devices later. Google also revealed the internet speeds required for various tiers of image quality and framerate. 10Mbps will let you play at 720p 60fps and stereo audio. 20Mbps will let you play at 1080p 60fps with HDR and 5.1 Surround audio. 35Mbps and higher will let you play at 4K 60fps with HDR and 5.1 Surround audio.
There will be controller color options as well for Stadia and the plan is to offer games as standalone purchases while Stadia Pro is like a PS+ or Xbox Games with Gold subscription. This will include exclusive discounts, up to 4K support, 5.1 Surround audio, and free games. Google Stadia launches this November in Belgium, Italy, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Spain, France, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, and USA. The list will expand in 2020. The Stadia Pro subscription will cost $9.99 a month. What do you think of the games and pricing so far?