[Rumor] Google Stadia pricing, release windows and more leaked before official announcement

Google Stadia is one of the biggest unknowns that the world of video games has in the short term. Obviously, streaming will be the way to play in a few years, but this model of gaming must to be strong and, mainly, attractive to the consumer.

When Google revealed Stadia, a lot of questions came up: What would be its pricing? How many subscription models will coexist? When exactly will it be launched?

Luckily for us, it seems that a Canadian site skipped the embargo (accidentally, we guess) and leaked a lot of this info, included its release windows, requirements and more:

Enjoy:

  • Launch in November in 14 countries (including Canada)
  • You can preorder the “founder’s edition” of Stadia for 169$ today, which includes the gamepad, a Chromecast Ultra (which is 6cm in length), Destiny 2 and three months of subscription
  • Stadia works through a subscription only at first. The Stadia Pro sub costs 11.99$ per month and will include streaming up to 4K/60fps. Note that only “older” games will be included in this sub, and more recent games will have to be bought separately.
  • A separate sub will be available in 2020, and is completely free. It’ll only allow up to 1080p streaming, and won’t include any game like the Pro sub.
  • 10mbps in download/1mbp in upload is the minimal requirement, with 35mbps required for 4K “optimal comfort”.
  • You’ll need the Chromecast for Stadia to work at launch, but it’s planned to work through any Google device with Google Chrome in 2020.
  • Games planned include Destiny 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, The Divison 2, DOOM, all three Tomb Raider games.
  • Line-up will have 31 games at launch.

Stay tuned!