03:30 am
30 November 2020

Profile: Stadia

Profile: Stadia

Google’s Stadia is an upcoming cloud gaming service. Players will be able to purchase games specifically for Stadia and play them over the cloud. Stadia will offer two service models; the free option is capped at 1080p and to stereo sound. Google did not mention whether or not Stadia will display advertisements. We’ve contacted Google for clarity. Stadia will launch in November exclusively for players who pre-order the Stadia “Founder’s Edition”. Stadia will release in full next year.

Official Stadia Website

Plans

  • Purchase games for Stadia at standard price.
  • Base
    • Play over the cloud at no additional cost.
    • Resolution capped at 1080p, and with stereo sound.
  • Pro
    • $9.99
    • Resolution capped at 4K in HDR, and with 5.1 surround sound.
    • Free Games
      • Starting with Destiny 2: The Collection
    • Discounts exclusive to Pro subscribers
  • Founder’s Edition (Pre-Order. Ships November 2019)
    • $129
    • Access at launch this year
    • Stadia Controller in Night Blue (Exclusive)
    • 3 Months of Stadia Pro
    • 3 Month Buddy Pass to Stadia Pro
    • Chromecast Ultra
    • Founder’s Stadia Name
      • No numerical suffix will be appended to your name. It’s unclear if you will have a numerical suffix appended to your name, even if you are the first to select a name, outside of the Founder’s Edition. We’ve contacted Google for clarity.
    • Founder’s Badge

Stadia Console Specs

  • CPU
    • Custom 2.7GHz hyper-threaded x86 CPU with AVX2 SIMD and 9.5MB L2+L3 cache
  • GPU
    • Custom AMD GPU with HBM2 memory and 56 compute units, capable of 10.7 teraflops
  • RAM
    • 16GB of RAM with up to 484GB/s of performance
  • Storage
    • SSD cloud storage
  • (Source: TechAdvisor)

Support

  • Any computer with Chrome Browser
    • Supports standard controllers connected via USB, such as the DualShock 4 and Xbox One Controller.
  • Chromecast Ultra for TV
    • Requires the Google Stadia Controller.
    • Requires a mobile device running the Stadia app.
      • iOS 11 or Android 6.0 or higher required.
  • Google Pixel 3, 3 XL, 3a, and 3a XL
  • 10 Mbps Internet Connection
  • See Complete Requirements Here

Connection Speed Expectations

Availability

  • United States
    • Hawaii, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands are NOT supported on Stadia (as of yet).
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Belgium
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands

Game Library

Stadia Controller

  • Official Controller Website
  • $69
  • Colors:
    • Night Blue (Exclusive to Founder’s Edition)
    • Wasabi
    • Clearly White
    • Just Black
  • Wi-Fi
    • Dual-band (2.4GHz / 5GHz) IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac connectivity
  • Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2 (BLE)
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • USB-C Port
  • Weight
    • 268g
  • Dimensions
    • 163mm x 105mm x 65mm
  • Special Functions
    • Google Assistant button to trigger built-in microphone
    • Capture button for quick access to image and video capture