Google stadia gaming service, as promised, Google revealed more detailed information about its streaming service, Google Stadia, which will allow players to enjoy games from any device.
I’ll note right away that so far the Google Stadia service is unavailable in Ukraine, but it is said that it is possible that in 2020 we will be given the honor of allowing us to “plunge into the game world from Google.” In addition, they told about the cost of the subscription, its details (those that you might not like), the list of available games and the speed of the Internet connection. We will not torment you anymore and reveal all the secrets.
In which countries will Google Stadia be available and when?
It is already known that the new service from Google will be available next fall of this year. In addition, Google Stadia will be available so far in 14 countries: USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. But the developers have promised that this list will be expanded in 2020. Perhaps, Ukraine will get into it, but there is no exact information yet.
Is it free?
Of course, the new streaming service from Google will not be free. There are two subscription versions – Google Stadia Base and Google Stadia Pro. The first can be called “conditionally free”, since you still have to buy certain games. In addition, it will be possible to play in 1080p / 60FPS resolution, and not in 4k / 60FPS.
More interesting is the subscription – Google Stadia Pro, for which the company decided to set a monthly subscription for $ 9.99. However, it is puzzling that this is only payment for access to the library of games, which for streaming will have … first to buy. But there is another advantage. This subscription offers streaming 4K HDR at 60 fps and 5.1 surround sound, which should appeal to fans of modern games .
At this point, you can place orders for the Stadia Connect starter pack, along with Chromecast Ultra, the limited edition of the Night Blue Stadia controller, and a three-month dual subscription to Stadia Pro, which you can use and share with a friend. If you want more Stadia controllers, they will cost $ 69 and are available in three options: black, white and wasabi.
Some games will also be included in the package, Destiny 2 is already among them. It is those who buy the starter pack of Stadia Connect will receive special privileges when starting the service in the fall, as well as discounts on most of the available games.
Are there many games?
At the moment, Google has confirmed that users of the service will be available 31 games. Who cares, here is the complete list: DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2, DOOM Eternal, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Destiny 2, Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid, Baldur’s Gate 3, Metro Exodus , Thumper, GRID, 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, Gylt, Tomb Raider Trilogy, Darksiders Genesis, Just Dance.
The company said that this list will be expanded in the future.
And who can use Google Stadia Gaming Service?
The service will be available as it becomes available for support in a particular country.
In order to start using Google Stadia streaming service, we recommend an Internet connection with a download speed of at least 10 Mbps. Otherwise, you will not be able to use the service. For 4K HDR gaming service at 60 fps, a 35 Mbps connection is recommended. Initially, Stadia will run on Chromecast TVs , desktops, tablets and Pixel phones, starting with Pixel 3 and 3a through the Stadia app. Over time, more smartphones will be supported gaming service.
In general, the search maintenance giant’s plans remain quite ambitious. Surely Google will tell more details about the equipment and the organization of the distribution of calculations. There are still many interesting questions, not least of which is the processor used in the cloud platform Stadia. So we can only wait.