At the first Stadia Connect, an event to talk about the product, Google finally revealed details about the service, such as connection speed, supported games, prices and official service release date.
The first thing revealed was what internet speed you need. To have 720p transmission at 60fps and Estreo sound, a 10Mbps connection (with 1Mbps upload) will be required. Already for 4k transmission at 60fps and 5.1 Surround, a 35Mbps connection is required.
The second important thing revealed was the prices and countries that will receive the service first. And yes, Brazil is out of this first round, unfortunately. The countries are: Belgium, Finland, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States.
There are also variations in prices, separated by profiles, with Google Stadia Founders Edition , Google Stadia Pro and the Google Stadia Base.
In the Google Stadia Founders Edition version, the purchaser will shell out $ 129, with a Light Blue, Chromecast Ultra, three-month Stadia Pro three-way Stadia control, preferring to choose an in-platform name and the full Destiny 2 game (base + expansions).
As for the Google Stadia Pro version, you would pay a monthly fee of $ 9.99 and have access to some free games per month, but would still have to buy games within the platform. Google further commented that it plans to expand its free gaming base in this mode. Here you can play in 4k, 60fps, HDR and 5.1 surround sound.
There are also plans to launch a free version of Stadia, called Google Stadia Base, where you would only have platform access, having to buy the games separately, similar to Steam, but of course, cloud. 1080p, 60fps and narrow sound. This version is expected for 2020.
Bandai Namco: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2;
Bethesda: Doom Eternal +, Doom (2016), Rage 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: Youngblood +;
Bungie: Destiny 2;
Coatsink: Get Packed +;
Deep Silver: Exodus Metro;
Electronic Arts *
Giants Software: Farming Simulator 19;
Larian Studios: Baldurs Gate III +;
nWay Games: Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid;
Sega: Football Manager;
SNK: Samurai Shodown +;
Square Enix: Final Fantasy XV, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider;
2K: NBA 2K, Borderlands 3+;
Tequila Works: Gylt +;
Warner Bros: Mortal Kombat 11;
THQ: Darksiders: Genesis +;
Ubisoft: Assassins Creed Odyssey, Just Dance, Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Breakpoint +, Tom Clancys The Division 2, Trials Rising, The Crew 2;
More titles will be announced at this year's E3 (2019). Google Stadia is expected to be officially released this November. To follow more news, follow the official Stadia Twitter.
Remember that Google Stadia is built on the Linux + Vulkan + AMD platform. This may, sometime sooner or later, make portability of great Triple A games easier for Linux and why not bring in other non-gaming companies, but that's my humble opinion (and why not emoji) of laughter). However, Stadia's own existence, as an agnostic operating system platform, running on Google Chrome would also bring several Linux games.
Not so far from you
Okay, Stadia will still take a while to get to Brazil, and in terms of cons, the biggest factor pointed to latency, which in fact can be a problem, especially in online multiplayer games.
Both the initial price of Stadia (still without the value for Brazil), when the internet requirements to run games are very affordable for most people here in Brazil, a service that, if it works as it should, becomes very Cheaper than buying consoles or constantly upgrading your computer hardware to support new releases.
The future will tell us how effectively this premise works, but there is no denying that, as Google presents it, the Stadia Seems like a good service.
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