Google Stadia launches on November 19, pre-orders shipping soon

Stadia, Google’s new streaming platform, goes live in just over a month – you’ll be able to sign in starting November 19 at 16:00 UTC and start buying games. And seconds later you’ll be playing those games – because of the way Stadia works, there’s no download necessary.

You’ll get an email when your Founder’s Edition package is shipped. Some of you may have gotten the Premiere Edition instead, shipping will happen in the order that pre-orders were received.

With both editions you get three months of Stadia Pro and Destiny 2: The Collection, so you can try out the Stadia gaming experience before paying for any games.

Pro subscribers will also have access to free games (the list of free games will expand over time). You can find the full list of supported games here.

The Founder’s and Premiere Editions come with the Stadia Controller and a Chromecast Ultra, allowing you to play on your TV. Some keyboards and mice will be supported too for those seeking a PC gaming experience.

If you want to play on the go, the first phones that support Stadia are the Pixel 3, 3a and 4. Some tablets are supported too (Pixel Slate and Acer Chromebook Tab 10), plus the HP Chromebook X2 laptop. If you have several compatible devices, you’ll be able to switch between them seamlessly in the middle of a game.

The Stadia Pro subscription promises up to 4K @ 60fps gaming with HDR and 5.1 audio. The Founder’s Edition is $130 if you’re interested (and you’ll get a buddy pass so you can talk your friends into trying it out too).


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