Google had its first ‘Direct’ for Stadia and a lot of information, which probably should have been given when revealed, was finally released to the public. Let’s dive in.
Google Stadia is a subscription-based service that comes in two forms: Free and Pro. The Pro model will cost you $9.99 a month and give you access to a resolution of 4K, 60FPS, 5.1 Surround Sound, free games released periodically, and exclusive discounts on games to purchase. Those games are probably non-exclusive or third-party releases. The Free model caps you at 1080p, drops the sound quality to Stereo, and you won’t get any discounts. If you have money to spare or buy things to escape the harsh reality of your life without going to a therapist like me, you can pre-order a Founder’s Edition for $129.99 and it’ll include: a limited edition midnight blue Stadia controller, Chromecast Ultra device, and 3 months of Stadia Pro. If you are a Pro member, you’ll get Destiny 2 and all of its content past and present. Maybe Stadia is destiny?
What about connection speed? Well, the minimum recommendation is 10 Mbps and it’ll get you 720p resolution but you’ll keep the 60FPS. To get the 4K HDR level of gaming, the best setting is recommended at 35 Mbps.
Some games shown off to the event were Baldur’s Gate 3, a game from Tequila Works called GYLT, Get Packed, and many other games. Games like The Division 2 and Ghost Recon Breakpoint will allow you to see what your friends are doing and this unique feature will give you help in making real-time decisions.
I was skeptical when Google Stadia was first revealed but I’m willing to give it a chance. It looks like another experience for gamers to play their games where ever they go. With that being said, are you excited for Google Stadia? Excited for the games that have been announced? Comment down below and let me know what you think about Google Stadia! Also, stream your gaming news, reviews and on everything gaming related with The Loot Gaming… any internet speed works.