The Google Stadia release date has finally been confirmed: the streaming service will be available on November 19th.
The service is described as an “all-new way to experience your favourite video games”. It’s a simple premise: by connecting to Google’s data center you’ll be able to stream high quality visuals over the internet.
For launch, the service will only be available through the use of a Chromecast Ultra and a proprietary Stadia controller which connects directly to the internet. After launch, users will be able to use a phone, tablet or desktop for Stadia with any controller they wish.
For those who don’t know what Stadia is, Google has released a simple video that we’ve put below.
Mark your calendars! Stadia will start arriving November 19.
Need a quick guide on what exactly Stadia is? We got you covered. Become an expert in all things Stadia just in time for launch. pic.twitter.com/iwbCQiJ0CH
— Stadia (@GoogleStadia) October 15, 2019
While Stadia will launch as a standard streaming service with Google’s backing, it is set to evolve in the future. Exclusive features such as negative latency and a host of new games, such as Cyberpunk 2077, will be available. Even Red Dead Redemption 2 will be on the service.
While the service initially offered a Founder’s Edition physical package, the company ran out. Instead, potential customers are now able to pre-order a slightly different Premium Edition.
With Microsoft’s Project xCloud currently in public testing, we’ll soon be able to discover which streaming service is superior. Will Google’s new platform reign supreme or will Microsoft’s impressive back catalog triumph? Well, only one of them has Halo.