Google Stadia launch details have been unveiled
Strap in guys and gals, we have a whole load of Google Stadia launch details to unpack after today’s stream. We may experience some turbulence.
In case you’ve been off world for the last couple of months and have no idea what Stadia is, we’ll give you the short version so we can get to the juicy details. Imagine console gaming, with PC graphics without a box all through the internet. Got it? Good! On to the good stuff. We’re just going to dive straight into the Google Stadia Launch Details.
No matter how good the service may end up being, getting rid of all the pesky latency problems that plague game streaming, it’s all pretty pointless without games to play. Seems Google came out of the gates swinging. Here’s a list below of all the confirmed titles.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Ubisoft
Baldur’s Gate 3 – Larian Studios
Borderlands 3 – 2K
The Crew 2 – Ubisoft
Darksiders Genesis – THQ Nordic
Destiny 2 – Bungie
Doom – Bethesda Softworks
Doom Eternal – Bethesda Softworks
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – Bandai Namco
The Elder Scrolls Online – Bethesda Softworks
Farming Simulator 19 – Giants Software
Final Fantasy 15 – Square Enix
Football Manager – Sega
Get Packed – Coatsink
GRID – Codemasters
Gylt – Tequila Works
Just Dance – Ubisoft
Metro Exodus – Deep Silver
Mortal Kombat 11 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
NBA 2K – 2K
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid – nWay Games
Rage 2 – Bethesda Softworks
Rise of the Tomb Raider – Square Enix
Samurai Shodown – SNK
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Square Enix
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint – Ubisoft
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 – Ubisoft
Tomb Raider Definitive Edition – Square Enix
Thumper – Drool
Trials Rising – Ubisoft
Wolfenstein: Youngblood – Bethesda Softworks
Ok this may hurt a few people. Internet connection goes without saying, you know, Stadia being a Game Streaming service. But exactly what kind of Internet will you need to get a decent gaming experience. Google announced that to get the full Native 4K, HDR, 60 FPS experience, you’ll need at least a 35 Mbps connection. On the low end of the scale, to get 720p 60 FPS, you’ll need at least a 10 Mbps connection. With 1080p, 60 FPS HDR being the middle ground with a 20 Mbps connection.
The pricing model is neither here nor there, we’ll let you guys decide in the comments section below, before I write a piece on what I think of Stadia as a gaming platform. So first things first, Stadia will have 2 Tiers. Stadia Pro, which is an all you can eat, Netflix style subscription model. This will set you back $9-99. Then there’s the Stadia Base, this follows the more tradition buy your games from the store to keep model which we’re all used to. Google has also put together a Stadia Founders Edition pack. This includes the Stadia Controller (in a limited edition Midnight Blue Color), a Chromecast Ultra and 3 months Stadia Pro subscription.
One more thing, you’ll be getting the Complete Destiny 2 game to keep. That’s all Destiny 2 Base game, all the expansions, including upcoming ShadowKeep expansion and all the Annual Passes. All this for $129-99. Alternatively, you can grab the Stadia Controller on its own for $59-99.
Erhh, no clue! Google has only announced that the service will be available in 2019. However, the service won’t be available in all countries. It’ll be starting of in just 14 countries and then expanded later. Spoiler alert, South Africa isn’t getting it. We’ll share more details as they’re made available.
So what do you guys think of Google Stadia? You think it will be a big player in the gaming industry or doomed to fail? Also, what do you think of the pricing model? Share you thoughts with us in the comments section below. As always, keep coming back to SkyGamers.