Google Stadia is a cloud gaming service which is said to be launched in November 2019. Stadia requires no additional hardware, only requiring the device to have an Internet connection and support for Google Chrome.
Google laid out its launch plans, during a live stream in which they announced the prices for its service, which include effectively free platform offering HD visuals for games that you buy from Google. The company has declined to reveal the prices for now but said it might be competitive with the industry.
They also said it’d have a $9.99-per-month subscription service, which will offer high-quality visuals, some free games, and discounts on other game. Google also announced a Stadia Founder’s Edition incentive, which will cost $130 and include a controller, a Chromecast Ultra streaming device, three months subscription of Stadia Pro, first dibs on a username and a friend pass that gives a friend three months to try Stadia Pro for free.
Google revealed that Stadia would be available in fourteen countries for people who preorder the Founder’s Edition, including Canada, US, UK, Ireland, France, Italy, and Spain. Stadia will work on a variety of phones and TVs, but the company said that initially it would be restricted to laptops and desktops, Chromecast Ultra TV streaming sticks and the Google Pixel 3 phone.
The service is promising for the future of gaming, but people are wondering whether it will work in the present or not keeping in mind the current limitations of technology.