Google has confirmed a pair of Stadia-exclusive launch titles - United Kingdom -based Coatsink Software Ltd.'s Get Packed and Spanish game maker Tequila Works SL's Gylt - with as-yet unannounced projects underway at its own first-party studio, Stadia Games and Entertainment.
La Presse reported that Stadia will launch in November with a Stadia Pro subscription through which players can stream certain titles at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second in exchange for $12 CAD per month. Another button lets users share gameplay directly to Google's video streaming service, YouTube. It's hard to say who, realistically, will want to buy games that they can only play streaming over their internet connection. If it works as promised, it'll let you pop a Chromecast into your television and access games through the cloud, no hardware required. Destiny 2 is now the only game included with the subscription. Of course, this wasn't officially covered in the Stadia Connect, so we'll have to wait and see where Google goes from here. You will also only be able to play on Chromecast Ultra, Google Chrome browser, and the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL at launch. Importantly, the article notes that all purchased games will remain accessible once the Stadia Pro subscription included in the Google Stadia Founder's Edition ends.
What are the launch games again?
Google's not saying exactly how many games will be available at launch, but it did announce 30 titles from creators including Ubisoft, Bethesda, Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive Software, and Warner Bros. According to the company, Stadia will launch this November in 14 countries and will have 31 games at launch.More news: Hot Shot: Federer lunges for winning volley in Paris
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"One of the good parts about Stadia is you find out about games in a lot of different ways", he says.
What is Google Stadia and how will it work?
To celebrate an event in which more information on its first cloud gaming platform was released, Google has prepared a "Stadia Founder's Edition".
That's because, through multiple connected devices, including phones, tablets and/or TVs, you play the game in real time, but it's actually run on a remote Stadia server somewhere else in the world. In 2020, Google will launch Stadia Base, which has no monthly fee. You also get first dibs on your Stadia name. You want people to be excited to use your product as soon as possible, and with competitors like Microsoft's Project xCloud on the horizon, telling those customers to either pay a premium or wait seems like a supremely bad idea.