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Google Stadia Pricing Leaks, Will Have Both Subscription And Individual Purchases

Google Stadia Pricing Leaks, Will Have Both Subscription And Individual Purchases

In case you're a bit out of the loop, Stadia is Google's new gaming platform that we first got wind of back in march.

Just hours before the Google Stadia launch, pricing details have already leaked for the upcoming streaming platform and the information suggests it'll even offer a free version.

The kicker here is that Stadia Pro and Stadia Base aren't launching together.

The Stadia Founder's Edition bundle is exclusively available through the Google Store, which is also the only place to buy extra Stadia controllers at launch.

Google began taking pre-orders today for the Stadia Founders Edition package. Stadia Pro works similar to how the Xbox Game Pass does, at least that's the intention. Digital Foundry tested Stadia and found it has about twice the latency - 166 milliseconds versus 79 milliseconds - that players experience when playing games on a PC.

Do you need the Founder's Edition to enjoy a Stadia Pro subscription?

Meanwhile, nothing else has been said about the server hardware itself. During the announcement, Google showed off some unbelievable video trailers from some of the biggest software makers in the industry and followed up with a look at the new hardware for Stadia.

Looking at the service itself, Google has by and large copied the current Xbox 1/Playstation 4 business models.

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For those not ready to commit to a monthly gaming service, Stadia will offer a free tier that will stream up to 1080P @60FPS and users can simply purchase whichever titles they choose.

However, when you consider that buying a Stadia controller and Chromecast Ultra separately would end up costing about the same as the bundle itself it's really a no-brainer.

Stadia, which was announced in March, is a streaming platform created to let you play games without a high-end console or computer.

Google announced Baldur's Gate 3 and Ghost Recon: Breakout for Stadia, the latter with a new trailer. For 4K with 5.1 surround sound, a capacity of 35 Mbps is required. But the service won't be quite like Netflix. We've contacted Google to see if that means what it sounds like it means. So while it can be accessed from an Android smartphone, for example, in practice it looks like Stadia is going to be a moderately tethered service for now, favoring Ethernet and local Wi-Fi connections. At some point next year, Stadia will work on any Google device as well as on Google Chrome.

Bakar noted: "More devices will be supported as we go along".

Overall, Google's plans for the service remain bold.

"Always getting better. Stadia's cloud-based infrastructure evolves to meet the demands of players, developers, and YouTube creators".


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