Google has announced an exciting addition to its services with the arrival of Stadia, a new gaming platform that doesn’t require hardware.
Stadia Founders Edition is a brand new product that Google will introduce later this fall and lets users instantly enjoy games in up to 4K on their TV – without a console. Furthermore, it offers cross-screen compatibility, meaning users can also play across laptops, desktops, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3a from the moment they sign up.
Stadia offers exclusive and mainstream gaming titles, and all users have to do is purchase them online and stream them straight to their device of choice. Depending on the connection speed, Stadia offers resolutions ranging from 720p, all the way up to full 4K, and works across connections from 10Mbps to 35Mbps. for an optimal streaming experience.
For a start, Google Stadia launches with an exclusive offer which begins with Founder’s Edition. Apart from access to Stadia, users who sign up now get three free months of Stadia Pro for themselves, as well as three months of Stadia Pro to give away to a friend with a Buddy Pass. Founder’s Edition also includes the exclusive Night Blue Stadia Controller, a Google Chromecast Ultra for streaming to TV sets, and a Founder’s Stadia Name, all for $129.
Gaming titles include so far: DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2, DOOM Eternal, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Destiny 2, GRID, Baldur’s Gate 3, FINAL FANTASY XV and Mortal Kombat 11 among others.
Upon launch, Stadia will come with two subscriptions: Stadia Pro at $9.99/mo, which includes resolutions up to 4K, 5.1 surround sound, free games added regularly, along with exclusive discounts on paid titles. A free package will be also available, which will offer resolutions up to 1080p and Stereo sound.
You can find out more about and sign up for Stadia here, and be patient until November 2019, where it will be officially released.
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