Canadian outlet La Presse revealed news about Google Stadia after a pre-briefing event, and released pricing information as well as other details about Google Stadia. Google is set to reveal more information about Stadia later today.
Kotaku’s Jason Schreier revealed how Google Stadia works and while it features a Netflix-inspired subscription service, there’s also games for sale à la carte.
Stadia which Google announced in March, is a streaming-exclusive platform for gaming. Without spending money on a console or PC, gamers can stream video games through a Chromecast and via the cloud. It’s a cheaper solution but one that developers are seemingly onboard with.
Google plans on revealing details today about Stadia at 12:00 PM EST, but thanks to La Presse, we now know the price point.
- Stadia launched in November, with a subscription starting at $11.99 CAD per month. At this rate, access to 4K content is allowed.
- Newer titles are only for sale.
- Next year, Google plans on launching what is known as Stadia Base, completely free but games run at maximum 1080p.
- If that isn’t what you want, there’s the Stadia Founder’s Edition and retails for $169 CAD. This includes a Chromecast Ultra (4K content),. a Stadia controller, Destiny 2, and three-month subscription.
- Expect to see games from Ubisoft, Square Enix, and Bethesda on Stadia.