A few months ago, Google revealed their upcoming Stadia game streaming service. Previously, the company had demoed the service by allowing gamers to stream Assassin’s Creed Unity through their Chrome browsers, a truly impressive feat, but the question some are wondering is when will it launch, and how much it could cost?
Google has since confirmed those details where the company has revealed that the Stadia streaming service will be priced at $9.99 a month and will give gamers access to a library of games that can be playable in 4K at 60fps. However, there is a catch, and that this library of games will be for “old” games, and that newer games will still need to be purchased outright.
However, the upside is that these games will be kept in your library indefinitely and won’t need a subscription to access them. If the price of $9.99 a month for the Stadia Pro subscription was a bit more than you anticipated, it seems that Google is also planning a free Stadia Base service that is set for a launch in 2020, with the downside being that games are only playable at Full HD instead of 4K.
Google has also announced the Stadia Founder’s Edition which is priced at $129.99 and comes with a Chromecast Ultra, a limited-edition Night Blue controller, “first dibs” on a username, and two 3-month Stadia Pro subscriptions. Google Stadia is currently set for a launch this November where it will be initially available in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland.