Stadia releases later this year in November 2019. They made some big announcements in today’s Stadia Connect stream on Youtube. Here are the biggest takeaways.
Stadia will be available via TV, desktop, tablet, laptop, and pixel smartphones. Any screen that runs chrome should be able to run Stadia. If you have a Pixel Smartphone, you’ll need to use the Stadia app to play. As a bonus, Stadia is planning to launch on all smartphones in the future.
Latency/ Internet Connection
Googles years of research and optimizing connections will allow smooth game-play regardless of the connection that you have. That solves my previous questions about latency. Players can have a connection up to 4K, HDR video, 60 fps and 5.1 surround sound.
The Stadia controller will be specific for stream game-play. You can use your own controller as well, but the direct connection to Stadia will allow for optimized game-play.
A huge announcement was made by Bungie during the Stadia Connect!
Destiny 2 will be available on Stadia and the new fall expansion Destiny 2: Shadow Keep will be available as well.
Current players of the game will be able to move their current character over to Stadia from Console or PC if they want.
How cool is that?
Other titles announced include (source: The Verge):
Bandai Namco - Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Bethesda - DOOM Eternal, DOOM 2016, Rage 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: Youngblood Bungie - Destiny 2 Capcom - TBD Coatsink - Get Packed (Stadia exclusive) Codemasters - GRID Deep Silver - Metro Exodus Drool - Thumper Electronic Arts - TBD Giants Software - Farming Simulator 19 Larian Studios - Baldur’s Gate 3 nWay Games - Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Rockstar Games - TBD Sega - Football Manager SNK - Samurai Shodown Square Enix - Final Fantasy XV, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2K Games - NBA 2K, Borderlands 3 Tequila Works - Gylt (Stadia exclusive) Warner Bros. - Mortal Kombat 11 THQ - Darksiders Genesis Ubisoft - Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Trials Rising, The Crew 2
There is also a Founder’s Edition for $130 that will give you and a friend Stadia for 3 months free, allow you to snag your Gamertag first, and combine the Chromecast Ultra with an exclusive Night Blue Stadia Controller.
This sounds promising.
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