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Details of Google's cloud gaming platform"STADIA"

Details of Google's cloud gaming platform

Details of Google's cloud gaming platform were announced at Stadia Connect on June 6 at 9:00am local time (June 7 at 1:00am GMT).

Streaming Game Service

Stadia official Twitter

Stadia is a streaming service that communicates with servers to play games in real time without downloading them to the console.
Since the game consoles no longer require a large amount of space, games can be played on a variety of platforms, including PCs, Chromecast-connected TVs, tablets, and smartphones (only Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a are supported at the start).

When will the service start?

The Stadia service will be available in 14 countries starting in November 2019.
The first 14 countries where the service will be available are...

Stadia launches countries
Stadia launches countries
Stadia official Twitter
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

The United States
Unfortunately, Japan is not included in the list, but other countries are scheduled to be supported in 2020 or later.

Unlimited play for a monthly fee?

Stadia Pricing
Stadia 購入ページ

There are two types of plans, "Stadia Base" and "Stadia Pro".

"Stadia Pro" is a subscription-based plan similar to Play Station Plus.
For 9.99 USD/ 8.99 GBP/month (about 1080 JPY), you can play games in 4K quality, 60fps, and 5.1ch surround sound.
Free games will be distributed periodically.

"Stadia Base," which allows users to use "Stadia" for free, will also be offered.
The "Stadia Base" is not a monthly subscription, but rather a series of games that can be played by purchasing individual game titles.
"Stadia Base" will be limited to 1080p, 60fps, and Stereo Sound.

As of November 2019, only "Stadia Pro" will be offered. Stadia Base" will be available in 2020 or later.

Concerned about connection speed

When it comes to streaming game services, the required connection speed is a concern. This is even more so when playing recent high-definition games.
According to Google's announcement, the minimum downlink speed is 10 Mbps for 720p, 60fps, and Stereo Sound, and 35 Mbps or higher is required for the best 4K, HDR Video, 60fps, and 5.1 Surround.
In addition, a subscription to "Stadia Pro" is required to play at 4K, HDR Video, 60fps, and 5.1 Surround.

Stadia supports a range of resolutions and internet speeds
Stadia supports a range of resolutions and internet speeds
Stadia official Twitter

In order to play games comfortably, you will need an environment with a stable connection speed of a reasonable level.

Google has conducted a speed test to see if you are comfortable using "Stadia" in your current environment.

Exclusive wireless controller

Stadia Controller
Stadia Controller
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An essential part of playing games is a controller. "Stadia" also has a dedicated controller.
It has a simple yet sophisticated design with a "Stadia" start button, Google Assistant button, 3.5mm earphone jack, and USB Type-C port for charging.
The controller itself has a built-in microphone for voice input.
The dedicated controller is connected directly to the game in the cloud via Wi-Fi for low latency.
It is available in three colors, Just Black, Clearly White, and Wasabi, each priced at $69 USD.

According to Google, in addition to dedicated controllers, the device can also be used with keyboards, mice, and even PS4 and Xbox One controllers.

Limited sets now available for pre-order

Stadia Founder's Edition
Stadia Founder's Edition
Stadia official Twitter

The "Stadia Founder's Edition" includes a dedicated controller, Chromecast Ultra, two 3-month subscription rights to Stadia Pro, and the right to secure a Stadia user name, is now available for pre-order on the Google Store (English) The pre-order is now available at The price is $12 USD.
The exclusive controller included in the "Stadia Founder's Edition" is a limited edition "Night Blue" color.
Two 3-month Stadia Pro subscription rights are included, one of which can be given as a gift to a friend.
To experience "Stadia" right after the service starts, you need to purchase the "Stadia Founder's Edition".

Game title also announced

No matter how groundbreaking the game is, users will not be satisfied unless it has a full range of titles.
The game titles that will be available when the game is released in November 2019 have also been announced.
The titles announced this time are as follows.

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  • Baldur's Gate 3
  • Darksiders Genesis
  • Destiny 2: The Collection
  • Doom Eternal
  • Doom (2016)
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Football Manager
  • Get Packed
  • Grid
  • Gylt
  • Just Dance
  • Metro Exodus
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • NBA 2K, Borderlands 3
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • Rage 2
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • The Crew 2
  • Thumper
  • Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2
  • Trials Rising
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood

"Get Packed" and "Gylt" are Stadia exclusives.
The lineup also includes popular Japanese titles such as "Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2" and "Final Fantasy XV", as well as the upcoming "Samurai Spirits" and "Mortal Kombat 11", which has not yet been released in Japan. and the yet-to-be-released "Mortal Kombat 11" in Japan are also included in the lineup.
CAPCOM and Rockstar are also said to be developing unannounced titles for Stadia, so there seems to be no need to worry about game titles.

Expanding Cloud Services

In addition to the recently announced "Stadia", Apple has also announced the launch of its "Apple Arcade" service.
Cloud services may one day become mainstream in the gaming industry.

For more information on "Stadia", please visit .