Thanks to the celebration of the first Stadia Connect, we already have more information about Google's new subscription service focused on the world of Internet games, called Stadia.
This is the Netflix of Google games, a streaming service, where it is not necessary to have powerful consoles to play games at the highest quality. Instead, users will be able to play on any compatible device without having high hardware requirements.
Stadia will start operating from next November in 14 countries: Spain, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, the United States, Finland, France, Italy, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Sweden.
It will arrive with the Stadio Pro subscription, which will cost 9.99 euros per month. It will be in the year 2020 when the free subscription, Stadia Base, is launched, in addition to expanding to new markets.
The Stadio Pro subscription will provide access to a catalog of classic games, and allow games to be played, both classic and separately purchased, that will be stored in the user library, up to a maximum resolution of 4K at 60 fps. For its part, the free tier will not offer access to classic games and will allow games to be played at a maximum resolution of 1080p at 30 fps.
Google points out that the Stadio Pro subscription game library will grow over time, including the expansion of existing games, and even discounts will be offered for the acquisition of new games, which will become part of the library of users of indefinitely.
In addition, the service will initially be available for Chromecast-compatible televisions, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a computers and phones. In 2020, support will reach other Chrome devices and other mobile phone models.
Google has also presented a kit called Founders Edition by Stadia, valued at 300 euros but available for 129 euros, which as of today can be booked on the Google Store, consisting of a Chromecast Ultra, the Stadia remote in Night Blue, Three months subscription to Stadia Pro, the Buddy Pass to invite a friend to use the service for three months, and the possibility of obtaining the Buddy Pass.
This kit allow be one of the first to use the new Google service once it becomes available in November. In addition, it will be necessary to have a WiFi connection, and if possible, a 4K resolution television to obtain the full potential of the service.
In this regard, those who want maximum quality, in addition to obtaining the level of payment, must have an Internet connection with a bandwidth of 35Mps download. For their part, those who opt for the free level, when it launches in the next year, must have a bandwidth of at least 20Mbps download.
Those, who wish, can buy additional controls, available for 69 euros each unit, to choose between the color options: White, Black and Wasabi.
Regarding the initial list of available games, there is Destiny 2: The Collection, in addition to Tomb Raider Trilogy, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Just Dance, Football Manager 2020, among many others.