As part of its Fall hardware event in New York Tuesday, Google has announced that its game streaming service Stadia will be available to the public starting November 19th.
Servers will open to the public at 12PM US-EST and Stadia will launch in the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
Stadia aims to stream games directly from the cloud, so players won’t need to buy a full-blown game console. However, you will need a very fast and reliable internet connection and the ability to pay for potentially high bandwidth costs.
To play games on your TV, you’ll need a Stadia game controller and a Chromecast Ultra video streaming adapter – both of which sell as part of the Stadia Founder’s Edition package for $129.
Stadia will not only work on TVs but also stream games to mobile devices and desktop computers, allowing you to play the same game session whilst switching between multiple devices.
Stadia will ultimately be available in two tiers, one being a $10 per month ‘pro’ subscription tier with access to 4K/60fps game streams as well as select free game titles. There’s also a base subscription that allows you to buy games individually and play them at 1080p/60fps.
Games expected to be available include “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey,” “Borderlands 3,” “Destiny 2: The Collection,” “Doom,” “Final Fantasy XV,” “Just Dance 2020,” “NBA 2K20,” “Red Dead Redemption 2,” “Superhot,” “The Elder Scrolls Online” and “Wolfenstein: Youngblood”.