In an official announcement earlier today, Google has revealed that its highly anticipated game streaming service, Stadia will arrive to consumers in November.
While we don’t have to wait long before getting our hands on the service, you’ll be disappointed to know that it’ll cost about $130 to be part of during the launch of the platform. However, the free version of the service will arrive sometime later next year.
According to the announcement, those who purchase the $129.99 bundle will get the Chromecast Ultra hardware for 4K and HDR streaming, a limited-edition Night Blue controller, a three-month subscription to Stadia Pro, a three-month Stadia Pro subscription for a friend and first dibs on a Stadia name.
Firstly, the Stadia Pro subscription will cost $9.99 after the trial period and will be the only way to stream games at 4K/60fps with HDR and 5.1 surround sound. However, you’ll need to have about 35 mbps internet connection speed to stream in such configurations.
As for those who don’t want to subscribe to the pro version, will have to wait until next year for a free Stadia Base service. With this service, you will be able to stream at 1080p/60fps with stereo sounds.
In addition to regular additions, the platform will have over 30 titles to choose from at launch with more titles to be included in the coming months. You should note that the service will be available in 14 countries at the time of launch with more regions coming later next year.