Google Stadia, the tech behemoth’s ambitious streaming service, finally has a firm release date. The long-awaited announcement arrived during today’s Made by Google event and was later confirmed on Twitter. We now know that it’ll begin rolling out on November 19th.
For those not in the know, Google Stadia is a streaming service that aims to eventually work on any Chrome-enabled device. At launch, only Google Pixel phones will be supported, but that is likely to change fairly soon.
Mark your calendars! Stadia will start arriving November 19.
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There are around 30 games available on Stadia at launch, with more set to be added over time. For example, it was recently revealed that Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available at launch. The Division 2, Marvel’s Avengers, and Doom Eternal are also incoming.
It remains to be seen whether the promise of playing mostly older games “anywhere” will be enough to get folks to fork over again for the likes of Destiny 2 and Borderlands 3. On top of the Stadia controller, the Founder’s Edition pack – currently priced at £119 – includes 3 months of Stadia Pro (Stadia’s premium subscription service), a special Founder’s badge, and a Buddy Pass.
You obviously don’t need to purchase the Founder’s Edition in order to get involved, but I’m sure many will nevertheless be drawn in by that sleek controller.