05:19 pm
05 December 2019

Stadia Reddit AMA Summary

Stadia Reddit AMA Summary

Today, Stadia held a question and answer session on Reddit. Here’s a rundown of what they had to say.

  • Stadia will gain new features weekly. Features such as State Play and Crowd Play won’t arrive until next year. But Google announced that Stream Connect, the split-screen feature, will be available before the end of this year.
  • There will not be another Stadia Connect Video before launch on the 19th.
  • Stadia will go live at 9:00 AM PST on November 19th.
  • Stada Founder’s Edition and Premiere Edition orders will ship in the order in which they were received, starting on the 18th.
  • Founder’s and Premieres will receive their invite code only after their order has shipped, which may be later than the 19th.
  • They release two short videos demonstrating casting to a Chromecast from a phone.
  • They also released a screenshot of streaming settings. Note that a “Balanced” connection will be capped at 1080p.
  • Google Home and other Assistant-enabled devices will support the command to launch Stadia, with more voice features arriving over time.
  • Google will be releasing a phone mount for their controller, called “the claw”. A helpful Redditor posted a screenshot from a recent Tested video.
  • Achievements will be enabled at launch, but the UI for receiving a viewing Achievements will not be active until shortly following launch.
  • Founders will be able to change their name after they’ve already selected one, and the new name will not have numbers appended.
  • Speaking of Stadia names, they must be between 3 and 15 characters long and cannot include special characters.
  • Founder’s won’t receive their Buddy Pass codes until two weeks following launch 🙁