Last month, Google released an update about their upcoming cloud gaming service Google Stadia. Stadia is best to be compared to a Netflix subscription, but for games. Instead of buying tangible disks that contain the newest game, you will get access to an online collection of all sorts of games. You can start playing without having to download and install every game separately. The subscription offers a platform that is ready to go with the only real necessity a swift internet connection.
In April, we wrote about Google Stadia when less information was confirmed. We took a look at previous attempts that Google did to create a leadership position in the world of online gaming. Curious about the previous article? You can read Google Stadia: The Future or a Failure? here!
This time around, we will discuss the latest news and updates regarding Google Stadia. Four months after the official announcement of the gaming service, Google released new information about Stadia’s pricing, release date, and range of available games. We will get you up to speed on the latest developments in the world of Google Stadia!
The concept started under a different name; Project Stream which later evolved into Google Stadia. The main idea for Google Stadia consisted of the new way of gaming in which players will no longer be dependant on costly hardware. Imaging any game you would like to play available to you anywhere and anytime! Stadia facilitates an online high-quality gaming experience and you will only need two things: a controller and an online chrome browser on any existing device. The console is embedded in the controller…
Browse the extensive library filled with all types of games, choose your favorite and start playing. There is no need to download and install the game, you can start playing right away!
There is no limit to the amount of playing time or the number of games you can play every month. Promises have already been made that it will also offer multiplayer content and Stadia exclusive games. Development happening continuously, Stadia is expected to climb to great heights with dazzling speed. These are some expectations to live up to…
To play on your TV, you will need Google Chromecast Ultra and the Stadia Controller. The Stadia controller does not portray any huge innovative features in both software or esthetics which is disappointing to some players. It mainly shows resemblances to the Xbox and PlayStation controllers. We don’t see any issues with this as the subscription service offers all the innovation you need. The controller comes in four available colors and it is now available for individual pre-orders as well.
Last week, Google announced the Stadia gaming experience to air in November. At that point, the only way you will be able to access Stadia by using the Chromecast Ultra in combination with a Stadia Controller. It goes without saying you will also need the access to Stadia itself, which will only be available through a Founder’s Edition or by getting granted access through a Buddy Pass.
Founder’s edition & Buddy Pass
This November, Stadia will find its way into the first launching phase in which you can only get access through purchasing the Founder’s Edition. This includes three months of Stadia Pro, a Founder’s badge, a buddy pass, Chromecast Ultra, and an exclusive Stadia name. The bundle’s value adds up to $300, but it is now up for pre-order for only $129.
About the buddy pass; Google offers the first round of subscribers the option to give a friend three months access to Stadia Pro to give the platform a try. Your buddy does have to purchase a controller, it just shares the subscription for three months.
Ever since the announcement of this futuristic piece of gaming, people all over the world have been talking about it. Gadget-, gaming-, and innovation enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the premier moment the game cloud will go online. Will Google Stadia be able to live up to the high expectations that have arisen? We will have to test our patience until November, but in the meantime keep our eyes and ears open for new updates regarding Stadia.
Are you convinced and eager to try Google Stadia? Have you placed your order yet? Pre-order your Founder’s bundle now and get in on the craze that will change online gaming forever.
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