A few months ago, Google has announced its gaming streaming platform named Stadia. This game streaming service will allow you to play games without thinking about the spec requirement of the game. All you need to do is having a strong, fast, stable internet connection. However, back in the GDC 2019 in March, Google did not give out much information about this game streaming service yet. With a lot of promises, the “Stadia Connect” stream by Google on Youtube last night has provided us with a lot of critical information about this game streaming service.

We have gathered down here all we know about Google Stadia up to this moment. If there is anything comes up, we will update you.

1. The price of Google Stadia.

First of all, no matter what the subscription fee of Google Stadia is, you will still have to buy the game from Stadia game library to play. It is indeed sad news for gamers with a tight budget. But then it is a fair thing from Google if you think about it.

There will be two types of services in Google Stadia: Stadia Pro and Stadia Base. If you don’t want to pay Google any money at all, you can just go for Stadia Base, which is literally free (you still have to pay for the games). But if you have a comfortable budget and you want to experience high quality service, you can go for Stadia Pro, which will cost you $9,99 dollars a month (Rs 693)

2. The differences between Stadia Pro and Stadia Base

When you pay Rs 693 a month for Google, you have all the rights to expect a lot of cool features from the money you paid, especially when the other choice will not bring Google and money. Understanding this, Google has promised a lot of advantages for Stadia Pro, in comparison with Stadia Base.

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Side by side comparison between Stadia Pro and Stadia Base

With 4K resolution at 60fps and 5.1 surrounding sound effect, the gaming experience of Stadia Pro will definitely satisfy you, if you can provide a strong enough internet connection. One more feature is that if you cancel your Stadia Pro subscription, you are still able to access to the Stadia Base service with all the game you have bought.

3. When will Google Stadia be officially available

The services of Google Stadia will be available one by one, not all at once. First thing first, Google has opened the pre-order for the Founder’s Edition of Google Stadia, which will be delivered in November this year. If you don’t choose the Founder’s Edition, you will have to wait until 2020 to use this game streaming service (yes, the Founder’s Edition is the only way for you to use Google Stadia in 2019)

With Google Stadia, you can play your favorite games on all kinds of devices

Moreover, only some countries in the world will see Google Stadia at first. Those countries are the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. Google promised to bring its game streaming service to more countries at the beginning of 2020.

4. What will the Founder’s Edition of Google Stadia contain

As we have said above, this package is the only way for you to play Google Stadia in this year 2019 (if you are living in one of the countries mentioned above). This package will bring you a Chromecast Ultra device (you will use this with your TV to stream games from Google Stadia), a limited-edition Stadia controller (it is in night blue color), Stadia Pro subscription for 3 months, and buddy pass for 3 months so you can give Stadia Pro to a friend as a gift. This Founder’s Edition will also give you a copy of Destiny 2 collection, which includes all the add-ons before and the new Shadowkeep expansion.

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The Founder's Edition package of Google Stadia

And the price for this package will be $129.99 dollars (more than Rs 9000).

5. How much will the Stadia controller cost?

The Stadia controller will have a price tag of $69 dollars (nearly Rs 4800), and will have three colors for you to choose: white, black and wasabi.

Just Black Controller
Stadia black controller

Stadia white controller

Wasabi Controller
Stadia wasabi controller

If you dont want to use Stadia controller from Google, you are free to use any other controller of your choice. But Stadia controller can directly connect to wifi, thus reducing the lag time. This might look unnecessary if you only use Stadia for single player games, but for fighting titles, even one frame matters. The Stadia controller will only cost you $69 dollars (nearly Rs 4800), so it is not something too expensive.

All kinds of input devices can work with Stadia streaming service

6. Will there be a cross-platform system for Google Stadia?

Google itself wants cross-platform gaming for its streaming service, but not all the games can have that due to the technical differences between each game and each platform. Details on this matter will be delivered by the developers of each game. But this feature will not be available soon, so please do not put too much hope on that.

7. What games have been confirmed for the official launch of Google Stadia?

Not all the games will be available on Google Stadia when it is first launched, but a lot of AAA titles will be available since the launch of this game streaming service. There are even two fighting games confirmed for the launch of this game streaming service. We all hope that Google has figured out how to deal with the lag because even only one frame matters in fighting game. A few frame behind your opponent will result you in an absolute defeat. We will have to wait and see how Mortal Kombat 11 work on Stadia.

If you still want more information on this game streaming service, check out the info pictures below. We will update you with more details of Google Stadia as soon as we hear something new.

The detail internet connection speed for each resolution of streaming game on Stadia

Details about the Founder's Edition package of Google Stadia