Google Stadia release date, pricing, games, subscriptions detailed

Google Stadia has been given a release date in 14 regions around the world (not including Australia), alongside information of launch titles and its internet requirements.

Here’s what we know today.

Release date and available regions

The service will launch in the following regions sometime in November 2019:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Finland

Subscriptions and pricing

Stadia will offer a tiered subscription model, providing access to Stadia Base or Stadia Pro subscriptions. Though if you want to play Stadia from day one, you’ll also need to invest in the Google Stadia Founder’s Edition. Here’s what’s included in each, and for how much.

Google Stadia Founder’s edition

  • Available at launch
  • Priced at $129.99 USD; available for pre-order now
  • Includes limited-edition Night Blue controller
  • Includes a Chromecast Ultra
  • Includes a three-month Stadia Pro subscription
  • First rights to claim a Stadia username
  • Provides one 3-month Stadia Pro Buddy Pass to give to a friend
  • Comes with Destiny 2: The Collection, including the new expansion Shadowkeep

Google Stadia Pro

  • Available at launch as part of the Founder’s Edition
  • Priced at $9.99 USD per month
  • Allows for streaming at up to 4K/60fps/HDR with 5.1 surround sound
  • Free games while Stadia Pro subscription is active
  • Exclusive discounts on purchased games
  • Includes all benefits of the Stadia Base subscription

Google Stadia Base

  • Available in 2020
  • Pricing not confirmed
  • Allows for streaming at up to 1080p/60fps with stereo sound
  • Buy and keep games you wish
  • Play in a Chrome browser on any computer, or
  • Play on your Google Pixel 3 or 3a phone (expanding to other phones over time)

Launch titles

Here’s a list of every game that will be playable at launch:

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)
  • Borderlands 3 (2K Games)
  • Darksiders: Genesis (THQ)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • The Division 2 (Ubisoft)
  • DOOM Eternal (Bethesda)
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Bandai Namco)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online (Bethesda)
  • Farming Simulator 19 (Focus Home Interactive)
  • Final Fantasy 15 (Square Enix)
  • Football Manager 2020 (Sega)
  • Get Packed (Codesink)
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint (Ubisoft)
  • GRID (Codemasters)
  • Gylt (Tequila Works)
  • Just Dance 2020 (Ubisoft)
  • Metro Exodus (4A Games, Deep Silver)
  • Mortal Kombat 11 (WB Games)
  • NBA 2K (2K Games)
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid (Lionsgate Games)
  • Rage 2 (Bethesda)
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Thumper (Drool)
  • The Crew 2 (Ubisoft)
  • Trials Rising (Ubisoft)
  • Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider & Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (Bethesda)

Internet requirements

Google today detailed that a download speed of 10Mbps is the recommended minimum to achieve a 720p/60FPS stereo playback experience, though 20Mbps is recommended for 1080p/HDR/60FPS 5.1 surround stereo playback. For those looking to get the most out of Google Stadia, a 35Mbps connection is recommended for 4K/HDR/60FPS 5.1 surround sound playback.

Now we know why Stadia isn’t launch in Australia yet, eh?

We’ll have more on Google Stadia as it’s made available.

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