While not directly an E3 press conference, Google had this presentation close enough to the start of the big event so why not talk about it? Besides, Stadia is gaming related. So this makes sense. Trust me. On to the recap!
So what is Google Stadia? Stadia is Google’s game streaming initiative. There is no console required. Instead, games will be streamed from Googles servers and your internet connection does the rest. And yes, ISP data caps apply (sorry Comcast/Xfinity subscribers).
At launch, Stadia will be supported on TV’s via a Chromecast Ultra, desktop, laptop, and tablet computers with the use of a Google Chrome tab, and Google Pixel phones (specifically the 3 and 3A). More phones will be supported post-launch.
So what type of internet connection is required per resolution being streamed? Great question! Google was great enough to provide a handy little graphic. Let’s take a look shall we?
What controllers will be supported? The simple answer includes the Google Stadia controller along with other approved third party controllers. Yes, this will include your Xbox One and PS4 controllers.
Alright, so what about the price? How much is this service going to cost? Here is the breakdown:
Stadia Pro Subscription
Stadia Founders Edition
Comes with Chromecast Ultra
Limited Edition Night Blue Stadia Controller
3-Month Stadia Pro Subscription
3-Month Stadia Pro Buddy Pass
Get Stadia name first
Stadia Controller Options
Purchase games within the Stadia Store
With the price out of the way, what about the GAMES?!?!?!? Here is the list of games that were announced to be supported by Google Stadia:
Baldur's Gate 3
Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
The Division 2
Destiny 2 (complete experience)
The Crew 2
Power Rangers Battle for the Grid
Mortal Kombat 11
Farming Simulator 19
The Elder Scrolls Online
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Dragonball Xenoverse 2
Final Fantasy XV
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Keep in mind that more information will be coming in the months leading to the launch of the service.
Thank you for reading and keep it locked here for recaps of all the E3 2019 press conferences.
- Joshua aka JKFire