Less than a week after the opening of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the important Los Angeles event dedicated to electronic entertainment, Google is burning the times with its first Stadia Connect. An appointment that could become a series of official streaming events as already happens for Nintendo Direct and Sony PlayStation’s State of Play.
The Stadia streaming platform, announced in March , allows you to play video games without a high-end console or computer, but by inserting a Google Chromecast adapter into the TV, thus accessing games through the cloud, without the need for specialized hardware. During Stadia Connect, Google’s general manager, Phil Harrison, listed the requirements necessary to connect to Stadia and stream video games in 4K and 60fps. To access the cloud gaming service, it seems you don’t need a particularly fast internet connection. It ranges from a minimum of 10Mbps to play with 720p quality and 60 frames per second, to 35Mbps for 4K quality, constant 60 fps with 5.1 Surround audio.
You can use the Stadia service on any device, TV, computer, tablet with the exception of smartphones that will only have compatibility with Google Pixel 3 models. Google offers two types of subscription: Stadia Pro, at a cost of 9.99 euros per month, and the Founder’s Edition package at a cost of 129 euros per year.
Those who subscribe to the Founder’s Edition offer will receive the limited edition Stadia Night Blue controller, a Chromecast Ultra, a three-month subscription to the service and the Destiny 2 game including all its DLCs. He’ll also have a three-month Buddy Pass to invite a friend. The Founder’s Edition of Stadia will be available at launch, also expected in Italy for November 2019. A formula called Stadia Base is expected, a free access that will only allow you to buy video games in the dedicated store and play them in streaming.
The Stadia controller can be purchased separately in three different colors white, black and teal at the price of 70 euros.
Titles available at launch
The first title shown during Stadia Connect is Ghost Recon Breakpoint , also out in October on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Also from Ubisoft, The Division 2 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be available .
Among the upcoming games we also find Baldur’s Gate III in development at the Danish software house Larian Studios and the interesting Gylt , under construction at the Spanish studio Tequila Works.
Also Announced: DOOM Eternal, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Metro Exodus, Thumper, GRID, SAMURAI SHODOWN, Football Manager 2020, Get Packed, The Elder Scrolls Online, The Crew 2 , The Division 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Trials Rising, NBA 2K, Borderlands 3, Farming Simulator 19, Mortal Kombat 11, Rage 2, FINAL FANTASY XV, Gylt, Tomb Raider Trilogy, Darksiders Genesis, Just Dance 2020 .