Google Stadia Release Date Finally Revealed

We knew Stadia would release in November. Now we have an exact date.

Following months of build-up and technical news, Google Stadia finally has an official release date. The paid, Pro version of the game streaming platform will release on November 19. 

The news was announced during the company's Made by Google keynote. The tech giant followed that announcement with an official blog post written by John Justice, Vice President of Product, Stadia. 

In the post, Justice said that those who pre-ordered the Stadia Founder's Edition and Premiere Edition will be able to access the platform starting on November 19 at 9 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST. 

Stadia Founder’s Editions and Stadia Premiere Editions will begin shipping in the same order that pre-orders were received. You’ll get an email when your package ships, and soon after, will receive a code to activate your Stadia account and Stadia Pro.

Both Stadia editions are very similar. In fact, the Premiere Edition is simply a somewhat "lighter" version of the Founder's Edition.

The Premiere Edition is available in territories where the Founder's Edition previously sold out. It does not include a buddy pass or the ability to pick a screen name before other users. However, it does allow for streaming at 4K, 60fps with HDR and 5.1 Surround Sound, just like the Founder's Edition. 

Here's what comes in each: 

Stadia Founder's Edition

  • Limited Edition Night Blue Stadia Controller
  • Chromecast Ultra
  • Founder's Badge
  • Destiny 2
  • Three months of Stadia Pro
    • Additional three months of Stadia Pro for a friend

The physical Founder's Edition costs $129. It also gives early adopters the ability to pick their Stadia username before anyone else. Though, they'll have to contend with other early adopters for screen names. 

Stadia Premiere Edition

  • Clearly White Stadia Controller
  • Chromecast Ultra
  • Destiny 2
  • Three months of Stadia Pro

The physical Premiere Edition costs 129 Euros. It is currently not available in the United States. 

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Stadia Pro will cost $9.99 per month after the initial three-month period provided by the two pre-order bundles. 

The free version of Google Stadia is still slated for release sometime in 2020. It will allow users to stream games at 1080p, 60fps in stereo. Adopters of the free version will not receive free games on the service, nor will they receive specific Stadia discounts.  

For more on Google Stadia, be sure to check out our hands-on impressions from E3 2019, as well as this list of every confirmed Stadia game, including Red Dead Redemption 2, Borderlands 3, Metro Exodus, NBA  2K20, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint

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Published Oct. 15th 2019

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