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Price and contents

Premium Edition

$129

Clearly White controller, a Chromecast Ultra, three months of Stadia Pro, and a copy of full Destiny 2 collection.

Monthly fee

$10 a month, but free coming in 2020

GPU                                  CPU       Memory

10.7 teraflops                    Custom x86 Processor 16GB of total RAM

56 compute units               2.7 GHz           up to 484GB/s transfer speed

internet connections speeds

35Mbps — 4K with HDR and 5.1 surround

20Mbps — 1080p and 5.1 surround

10Mbps —  720p and stereo sound

 

Google has launched a cloud-based gaming service that truly lets you play blockbuster games without having to have a console or gaming PC. That’s because Stadia lets you stream the games you play on servers in the cloud. All you need is a high-speed internet connection, a good Wi-Fi router, and Google’s Chromecast Ultra dongle, Pixel phone, or the Chrome web browser on a laptop or desktop. On your TV with the included Chromecast Ultra dongle you will be able to play at “4K” resolution with high dynamic range (HDR),  or at 1080p with the Pixel assuming you also buy a controller clip (or phone stand) and plug it in with USB-C. You can also play on a Chrome web browser at “1080p” resolution, with any wired gamepad, mouse and keyboard of your choice. Playing on other devices than the dongle you will lose the voice chat, captures, and the ability to see achievements or share captures from any platform whatsoever, including TV and Chrome. Despite the charm and an improved slate of games, Google’s cloud gaming service isn’t anywhere near what the company initially promised in March so I would personally wait until 2020 to purchase one. For $129 you get a Clearly White controller, a Chromecast Ultra, three months of Stadia Pro, and a copy of full Destiny 2 collection. After your three-month trial, you will need a subscription that will be $10 a month and games range from $24 to $60 per game. Sometime in 2020, the Stadia will be a free service, plus the cost of games, but with an optional $10 / month Stadia Pro subscription to play your titles at 4K with HDR via your own Chromecast Ultra or Chrome web browser. Early access subscribers let you play a limited selection of 22 games you can mostly already buy everywhere else and later the catalog increases to as many as 44 confirmed titles, including standouts Cyberpunk 2077.

Controller

With the Stadia controller it is very similar to the Xbox one and the Sony DualShock controller, but will be able to hop between phone, PC, and TV without having to be turned off, re-paired or plugged in. This gives you the ability to seamlessly swap between phone and PC, or somewhat less seamlessly between TV, phone, and PC to pick up where you left off on a different device. It will also let you listen and chat with your Bluetooth headphones and not just a wired 3.5mm headset.

Google’s future plans

  • You’ll be able to click on a YouTube ad for a game to jump straight into that game
  • You’ll be able to live-stream to YouTube in 4K at the same time you’re playing in 4K
  • You’ll be able to share a link to an exact moment in a game with friends or followers so they can try it instantly
  • Streamers will be able to let viewers line up to instantly join their game
  • You’ll be able to see your friend’s actual screens in some games to help you coordinate
  • The controller’s dedicated Google Assistant button will be able to help you beat games
  • Future games will combine the power of multiple Stadia servers to do things impossible on console or PC, like a single shared world for every single player, advanced physics, fully destructible worlds, huge numbers of NPCs, etc.
  • Google will release its own games for Stadia with some of these features
  • Other Android phones and perhaps iPhones will get in on the action
  • Cross-platform multiplayer may happen
  • Stadia will scale to “8K” resolution and 120 frames per second.

Confirmed Games

  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Borderlands 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Darksiders Genesis
  • Destiny 2
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • DOOM
  • DOOM Eternal
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • Final Fantasy 15
  • Football Manager 2020
  • Get Packed
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • Gods & Monsters
  • Grid
  • Gylt (Google Stadia exclusive)
  • Just Dance 2020
  • Kine
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • Metro Exodus
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • NBA 2K20
  • Orcs Must Die! 3
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • Rage 2
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Superhot
  • The Crew 2
  • The Division 2
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Thumper
  • Tomb Raider Trilogy (Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider)
  • Trials Rising
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Windjammers 2
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
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