Google finally dished the pricing, availability and launch partnership details about, , at an event the Thursday before . The platform combines a game vault subscription service combined with game hosting to let you play games on any device; it's been compared to , in that there's a pool of content you pay a monthly fee for that can be viewed on mobile or fixed devices.
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The lowdown on the announcements:
- There's a Stadia Base tier that's for any game you purchase via Stadia at up to 1080/60p in stereo (at 10Mb/s). Individual game prices still TBD.
- There's a $9.99 monthly Stadia Pro tier, which delivers 4K/60p HDR quality ( ) with 5.1 surround sound, free games added to your library and discounts.
- There's a Stadia Founder's Edition limited preorder offer for $129.99, which includes a first access to the service, limited-edition controller, a Chromecast Ultra streaming devices, three months of Stadia Pro, Bungie's full Destiny 2 experience, first dibs on a username and a buddy pass that gives a friend 3 months to try Stadia Pro.
- Coming to 14 countries first, including the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and some other places.
- At launch it will work on laptops, desktops and iPhone , and tablets are slated for later. TV streaming sticks, tablets, plus phones. More phones, including the
- The Stadia controller, an optional $70 USD / £60 accessory that will connect wirelessly to the internet in order to play games, will come in three colors: black, clearly white, and wasabi (green).
Launch games include:
- Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
- Get Packed (in 2020)
- Tom Clancy's The Division 2
- Doom Eternal
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
- Borderlands 3
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey
- Just Dance
Game publisher partners include:
- Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption western maker Take 2 Interactive
- Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider adventure game maker Square Enix
- Fallout post-apocalyptic game maker Bethesda
- Electronic Arts, which makes popular sports games like FIFA, Madden NFL and NHL Hockey
Upcoming E3 press conferences
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9
- -- 5:30 p.m. PT (8:30 p.m. ET)
Monday, June 10
- PC Gaming Show -- 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET)
- Square Enix -- 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET)
Tuesday, June 11
- Nintendo (livestream only) -- 9 a.m. PT (noon ET)