Everything We Know About Stadia So Far

The release of the next generation of gaming is upon us with the Google Stadia — as it was announced earlier this year. It was first tested last year called “ProjectStream” where beta testers were able to play Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey through Google Chrome. Now, we’re on the horizon of the next generation of gaming with the Google Stadia launching on November 19th, 2019. Let’s take a look at what to expect.

What It Is

The Google Stadia is a new gaming experience that will let gamers play high quality games without having a console. It will run on Google’s cloud servers, streaming to whichever system gamers want to play on. On launch, it will be available to play on a computer with the Chrome browser, Pixel 3 devices, and TVs with Chromecast Ultra. Other devices like iPhones and iPads are planned, but there is no determined date just yet.

Required Internet Speeds

Google Stadia is able to have resolution from 720p to 4K, and that all depends on your network speed. The recommended minimum speed is 10 Mbps for 720p, 60 FPS, and stereo. 20 Mbps will grant 1080p, HDR Video, 60 FPS, and 5.1 Surround. 35 Mbps will grant 4K, HDR Video, 60 FPS, and 5.1 Surround.

Stadia Premiere Edition

The Stadia Premiere Edition is a way for people to pre-order and have access Google Stadia on launch day. It will come with a Stadia Controller, a Google Chromecast Ultra, and a three-month access code to Stadia Pro and Destiny 2: The Collection. It was previously released as The Founder’s Edition, but that has sold out. The Premiere Edition is now available for pre-order in place of the Founder’s Edition (for those who are still interested in pre-ordering) at $130 USD.

Stadia Pro

The Stadia Pro is the subscription-based service that will be the definitive way to play on Google Stadia. It will cost $9.99 USD a month and will provide resolution up to 4K, frame rates of 60 FPS, 5.1 surround sound, additional free games released regularly, and discounts on select game purchases.

There is a Stadia Base option that does not have a subscription, for those who aren’t too sure about signing up for the Pro service. The Base option will provide resolution up to 1080p, frame rates of 60 FPS, and stereo sound. Players will be able to purchase games whenever they want through the store. If you choose to cancel Stadia Pro, you’ll still be able to play your purchased games on Stadia Base without the subscription.

Stadia Controller

The Stadia controller will allow you to play on your desktops, laptops, Pixel 3 devices, and a TV connected with a Google Chromecast Ultra. With the Chromecast Ultra connected to your TV, you’ll be able to play up to 4K Ultra HD with HDR with 60 frames per second. The Stadia Controller will work seamlessly by connecting directly to Google’s custom gaming data centers to deliver precise control. Record your favorite moments with the Capture button, and instantly save video clips and screenshots.

The Games

The following list highlights the announced games that will be available on the Stadia so far.

  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Borderlands 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Darksiders Genesis
  • Destiny 2: The Collection
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • DOOM
  • DOOM Eternal
  • Farming Simulator 19: Platinum Edition
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Football Manager 2020
  • Get Packed
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • Gods & Monsters
  • GRID
  • GLYT
  • Just Dance 2020
  • Kine
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • Metro Exodus
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • NBA 2K20
  • Orcs Must Die! 3
  • Rage 2
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • SUPERHOT
  • The Crew 2
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Thumper
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
  • Trials Rising
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Windjammers 2
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
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Jon “Onetrackpunk” Layola is an Amateur Vlogger/Film Maker on YouTube and Podcast Host for One Track Gamers and The Onetrackpunk Show. You can find him mostly on Twitter.

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