The search engine giant has been eyeing to jump into the gaming industry with the much-awaited Google Stadia. Bringing high-quality gaming to its users without the expensive consoles is what the company wants to achieve. Up until now, we had very little knowledge about its services but Google has finally revealed a game lineup, launch date, and pricing details for Stadia.

Google Stadia will launch in November sometime and will cost $9.99 per month for the pro version. Reportedly called Stadia Pro, it will offer 5.1 sound gaming and 4K 60fps HDR graphics. If you are concerned about the price, then wait because Google is also offering basic 1080p gaming for free next year. Called as the Stadia Base, you will only have to buy games separately with this free tier.

Devices That WIll Support Stadia

If you chose to pay for Stadia Pro subscription, you will get a set of games for free as part of the subscription. With similar intentions as the Xbox Game Pass, Stadia Pro currently only has one game included in the subscription, Destiny 2. However, by the time of release, the company is planning to add more games and it will keep adding games to the Stadia Pro as the time goes. You will have to purchase the games separately that are not included in the free tier at their retail price.

Stadia will only work when you will have a minimum of 10mpbs download speed plus 1mbps of upload speed. When it comes to gaming in 4K 60fps with HDR and 5.1 surround sound, you will require a minimum of 35mbps download speed. At the time of launch, you will be able to play only on Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Google Chrome, and Google Chromecast Ultra. While more mobile devices are lined up for support, Pixel 3+ is among the first ones to get it.

Games Releasing At the Start

Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison speaks during a Google keynote address announcing a new video gaming streaming service named Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company’s cloud technology and global network of data centers, at the Gaming Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Stadia will have 31 games at the beginning and here we have a list of all those games. Developers such as Capcom, Rockstar Games, and EA are also reportedly working on adding games to Stadia.

  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Doom Eternal
  • Doom (2016)
  • Rage 2
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Destiny 2
  • Get Packed
  • Grid
  • Metro Exodus
  • Thumper
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • Baldur’s Gate III
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • Football Manager
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • NBA 2K
  • Borderlands 3
  • Gylt
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Darksiders Genesis
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • Just Dance
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  • Trials Rising
  • The Crew

All you will need to play these games will be a Chromecast Ultra or a device with Google Chrome. You will be required to have either a Stadia controller or any other controller that your device supports to play these games. For those who like keyboard and mouse on their desktops, of course, you will be able to play without any controller. This actually means that anyone, pretty much anywhere can play these high-quality games.

Stadia will be launching in 14 countries in November and pre-orders are already on. You can get Stadia on pre-orders in countries including Canada, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, USA, and the United Kingdom. Only Stadia Pro version will be out at the time of launch. The preorders for Stadia Founders Edition are live and it will cost you $129. It will come with a number of perks including a limited edition Night Blue Stadia Controller, Destiny 2, Chromecast Ultra, and 3 months subscription of Stadia Pro for you and one of your friends (worth $300). Stadia controller will also release separately with Stadia in November at a price of $70 in Just Black, Clearly White, and Wasabi colors.