Yesterday, Google finally unveiled more details about its upcoming games streaming platform Google Stadia. The company has confirmed that the platform should launch in 14 countries in November.
Stadia will have two subscription tiers – Google Stadia Pro and Google Stadia Base. Stadia Pro will be a monthly subscription service which will allow users to stream and play games from a set library of games starting with Destiny 2: The Collection. However, not all games released on the platform will be free-to-access as some of the newest titles will have to be bought separately. On the other hand, Stadia Base tier which won’t launch until 2020 will be free but will require you to buy your own games.
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Two different subscription tiers might be a bit confusing and also weird. Most people would love to test out the service before committing to a monthly subscription, but Google wants to start its journey with a monthly subscription and Stadia Founder’s Edition.
The Stadia Founder’s Edition will include a Chromecast Ultra, which supports 4K resolution, a limited-edition controller, a three-month Stadia Pro subscription, and one voucher to give the subscription to a friend. All of these goodies will be sold together at around 130 dollars. The price in different countries may vary.
As for games on Google Stadia, currently, there are 30 confirmed titles coming to the platform. Currently released titles such as DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2, THe Division 2, Metro Exodus, Mortal Kombat 11 and much more as well as newcomers such as Baldur’s Gate 3, Borderlands 3, Doom Eternal or Darksiders Genesis. You can find the full list of games in the official Google Stadia’s website.