A few months ago, Google presented its bet for the world of video games through Stadia, a streaming video game platform that allows us to enjoy them without having to previously install them on our computer regardless of what it is, since it works on any device , regardless of your hardware.
Since its announcement, the company has been announcing various news or modifying some of those it had already announced, so today it is really difficult to know what we are really going to find with Stadia on November 19, the official date. of its launch in certain countries. Here we explain what is Google Stadia, how much does it cost, what does it offer us and what is its catalog.
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What is Google Stadia
Stadia from Google offers us a new way to enjoy our favorite games without taking into account at any time if we do it from a computer or a console, since games run directly on Google servers, who in turn send to our device in the form of streaming video with the actions we carry out at all times.
The only hardware necessary to access and enjoy Google Stadia is the remote, a remote that connects to the Wi-Fi network of our home and that in turn connects to the servers that are running the game by sending the signal to the platform that we are using, whether it is a smartphone, a browser or our television through Chromecast Ultra.
In other words: Google Stadia is a service that allows us to play remotely wherever we are. Stadia was born to allow everyone to enjoy any game without the need to renew the console or our PC regularly to be able to enjoy it to the fullest without the usual limitations of outdated hardware.
The processing power of Google Stadia It is superior to that offered by both the Xbox One X and the PlayStation 4 Pro, with a total of 10,7 teraflops. This processing power allows Google's streaming video game platform to initially offer a maximum resolution of 4k at 60 fps, eventually reaching 8k resolutions at 120 fps.
What do I need to enjoy Google Stadia
Like any video streaming service that offers 4k content, the connection speed is also is a factor to consider in Google Stadia, since depending on this we will be able to enjoy different video quality.
- In order to enjoy all the content in 4k quality at 6th fps, HDR and 5.1 Surround sound, the minimum speed of our connection must be of 35 Mbps.
- To play 1080 at 60 fps, HDR and 5.1 surround sound, we need at least 20 Mbps.
- The minimum requirements to be able to enjoy Google Stadia at 720p and 60 fps with stereo sound, we need at least 10 Mbps.
Where can I play Google Stadia from
Google Stadia works on both Android mobile devices and computers through the browser. Despite the Google Stadia app for iOS being available, does not allow us to enjoy the games on the platform, it only allows us to configure and manage the platform on all compatible devices.
Moment only Google Pixels are compatible with Google Stadia, a limitation in the form of exclusivity that will disappear in the coming months, as long as Google does not want to see how its commitment to the world of video games does not succeed. If we talk about tablets, at the moment there are only three models officially confirmed: Google Pixel Slate, Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and HP Chromebook X2.
If we want to enjoy on television, we need the control knob and a Chromecast Ultra, that is, the one that is included in the launch pack along with the command, since it comes with the firmware update that does it compatible with Google Stadia. This requirement will not be necessary in the coming weeks as Google releases the update for this device.
If you have a TV managed by Android, it won't be until mid 2020, when it will be directly compatible with the service and it will not be necessary to use a Chromecast Ultra to be able to enjoy this service on television.
In which countries is Google Stadia available
At the time of its launch, Google Stadia will only be available in 14 countries:
- United Kingdom
- United States
How much does Google Stadia cost
At the time of its launch, Google Stadia will only be available through a monthly payment for Stadia Pro accounts, account that has a price of 9,99 euros. And I say this, because from 2020, Google will also allow you to enjoy Stadia Base, a free account that will allow us to enjoy a small number of games with a maximum resolution of 1080 without 5.1 Surround sound, only in stereo.
|Stadia Base||Stadia Pro|
|Monthly price||Free||9.99 euros|
|Maximum resolution||1080p||4k to 60 fps|
|Games||Limited number||All games on the platform|
In addition to allowing us to enjoy our favorite games, we will also have the possibility of buying the most recent games that have just hit the market to be able to enjoy them. if they are not available on the Google platform.
Version Stadia Base, is designed as a platform for the sale of video games, as we can currently do through Steam, the Epic Store or the video game stores of both the Xbox and the PlayStation, since we do not have to pay a monthly fee at any time.
Games available on Google Stadia
As of November 19, the date on which Google Stadia comes into operation, we will only have at our disposal a fairly reduced catalog of titles, titles that we detail below:
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey
- Destiny 2 The Collection
- Just Dance 2020
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
- Rise of the Tomb Rider
- Shadow of the Tomb Rider: Definitive Edition
- Samurai Showdown
Of all these titles, the one that has been on the market the least time is Red Dead Redemption, a title that hit consoles in February but it didn't land on PC until a few weeks ago. Throughout the month of December, Google has confirmed that it will add the following titles:
- Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
- Borderlands 3
- darsiders genesis
- Dragonball Xenoverse 2
- Farming Simulator
- Final Fantasy XV
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint
- Metro Exodus
- NBA 2K20
- RANGE 2
- Trials Rising
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
One of the titles that most hyping has risen in the world of video games in recent months is Cyberpunk 2077, a game that will arrive in mid-2020 and will also be available on Google Stadia.
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