Google’s game streaming platform Stadia is set to launch today, November 19, 2019, at 5 pm UK time.
For £119/$129 you’ll get the “Founder’s Edition” (available exclusively on the Google Store) which will grant you access to Stadia at launch along with three months of Stadia Pro for yourself and a friend, ChromeCast Ultra (for 4K, HDR, and 60 fps streaming), and a Night Blue Stadia controller (exclusive to the Founder’s Edition).
Stadia is Google’s answer to gaming without a console – simply buy the games you want and play them across devices such as TVs, laptops, and select tablets and smartphones.
Reception by critics has been mixed so far, one main concern is the high pricing of games which is sure to turn off many potential buyers. It remains to be seen how the platform develops over time, however, it’s probably fair to say that Stadia is off to a crawl.
Stadia’s resolution ranges from 4K to 720p to match your internet speed. Stadia has a minimum recommended internet speed of 10 Mbps, why not check your internet speed here. You can get a good idea of what resolutions you can run with the chart below.
Let us know in the comments whether or not you are going to take the plunge.
Google Stadia will launch with the following 12 games:
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Destiny 2: The Collection
Just Dance 2020
Mortal Kombat 11
Red Dead Redemption 2
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Google has also confirmed a further 14 titles will be available for the Stadia platform before the end of the year. See the full list below.
Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
Farming Simulator 19
Final Fantasy XV
Football Manager 2020
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Google has also confirmed Doom: Eternal, WatchDogs: Legion, Gods & Monsters and Cyberpunk 2077 will all be coming to the platform.