Google announced today that its bold entry into console-less gaming will arrive on November 19.
With servers launching at 12 p.m. Eastern/9 a.m. Pacific, fans will either have to preorder the Founder’s Edition or subscribe to the Stadia Pro plan. At $9.99 a month, The Pro subscription gives players access to 4K resolution, better sound, and access to a growing library of free titles, starting with Destiny 2: The Collection.
The Founder’s Edition of Stadia comes with a three-month subscription of the Pro plan, a Chromecast Ultra, an exclusive controller, a buddy pass to share with a friend, and first crack at a unique username for the service, for $129.
Fans wanting to test out the service without paying for the Founder’s Edition or Pro subscription will have to wait a bit longer, though. Google has stated that Stadia’s base plan won’t be available until next year and won’t have access to perks such as 4K gaming or the free games the company will provide with the service.
Over the last year, Google has garnered support from major developers such as CD Projekt Red, Gearbox, and Bungie, but time will tell if it can overcome the technical limitations of today’s digital landscape.