The week before E3 is always exciting because, unlike what happened in previous years, the publishers are revealing some of the news that will be at the Los Angeles event.
Google was one of the companies that decided not to wait until next week to tell you everything you wanted to know about its video game streaming service – called Google Stadia and which promises to revolutionize the way you get access to your games and share your progress.
During a special broadcast called Stadia Connect, Google revealed the big news about the service, confirmed the launch for November and the first games.
Google revealed the initial subscription, the founder’s package and the requirements to enjoy its service.
Portugal outside the first countries to receive Stadia
Google confirmed the list with the first countries to receive Stadia and Portugal is not one of them – neither is Brazil.
It will be in November that Google Stadia will be available in 14 countries, such as the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States of America, Italy, France, Germany and others, but Portugal was left out.
Google says it will reveal more countries in 2020 where its Google Stadia will be available.
Pricing and Subscriptions
Google has plans to insert a free subscription that will let you play games you purchased, but at launch you will be able to purchase a Google Stadia Pro subscription.
The subscription Stadia Pro will cost $ 9.99 and will allow you to play with the higher requirements of the service – 4K and 60fps with HDR via streaming, but in the future other subscriptions will be added according to the different modalities.
Google also announced a “Founder Edition” that includes the controller, a Chromecast Ultra, Destiny 2 and all the content, along with Shadowkeep and its expansions, plus a 3-month subscription.
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This Founder Edition also includes the “Buddy Pass” – which allows you to offer a 3-month subscription to a friend.
In a streaming service like Google Stadia, games are the most important and Google has confirmed a strong list to launch its service.
Destiny 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, The Divison 2, DOOM, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider 2013 are the first confirmed games for Google Stadia – which will have 30 games at launch.
Google also confirmed Gylt as an exclusive Stadia, a game developed by the Spanish company Tequila Works – known for games like RiME.
Here is the list of games at launch
- DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2
- DOOM Eternal
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
- Destiny 2
- Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Metro Exodus
- SAMURAI SHODOWN
- Football Manager 2020
- Get Packed
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- The Crew 2
- The Division 2
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint
- Trials Rising
- NBA 2K
- Borderlands 3
- Farming Simulator 19
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Rage 2
- FINAL FANTASY XV
- Tomb Raider Trilogy
- Darksiders Genesis
- Just Dance 2020
Google has announced that only its latest smartphones will be compatible with Stadia.
However, over the first few months of the service, Google hopes to expand the list of compatible mobile devices.
Regarding the requirements for Google Stadia, Google speaks at 10mbps for download speed and 1mbps for upload, but if you want to play comfortably at 4K, you will need 35mbps.
Initially, Google Stadia will require a Chromecast, but in the future it will run through any available from Google with Google Chrome.
Best – 35 mbps (minimum)
- 5.1 Surround Sound
Standard – 20 mbps (minimum)
- 5.1 Surround Sound
Minimum – 10 mbps (minimum)
- Stereo sound