Google Stadia launches on November 19 – Here’s everything you need to know

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Yesterday at its great big event for the Pixel 4, Google revealed the final launch date for its generation-defying cloud-based gaming platform, Stadia. We knew that it was set to be unleashed on the world in November, but now we know exactly when it’ll be available: November 19.

That, of course, is only the launch date for the early adopter Founder’s Edition, a time-limited pre-order offer that includes access from November 19, a Stadia controller, a Chromecast Ultra, three months of Stadia Pro (which includes free games), Destiny 2’s full experience, the first chance to grab a unique username and a buddy pass that nets a friend 3 months of Stadia Pro too.

The Stadia Pro tier (which costs $9.99 a month) allows players who have 35Mb/s and higher connections to stream at 4K60 with 5.1 sound, and throws in free games and discounts. If you’re against paying for Stadia every month, the free base tier allows for up to 1080p streaming, and requires a 10Mb/s connection at a minimum.

If you don’t have or want a Chromecast Ultra, you’ll also be able to use Stadia from within a browser, and it’ll work on Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 phones. More phones will get support later on.

As a reminder, South Africa is not among the 14 launch regions for Stadia; it’ll launch in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States – but only to the Founders Edition owners and pro tiers.

Here are the games that’ll be headed to Stadia – though not all of them will be available at launch:

  • Bandai Namco: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Bethesda: Doom Eternal (delayed to March 2020), Doom 2016, Rage 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Bungie: Destiny 2
  • Capcom: TBD
  • CD Projekt Red: Cyberpunk 2077
  • Coatsink: Get Packed (Stadia exclusive)
  • Codemasters: GRID
  • Deep Silver: Metro Exodus
  • DotEmu: Windjammers 2
  • Drool: Thumper
  • Electronic Arts: TBD
  • Giants Software: Farming Simulator 19
  • Gwen Frey: Kine
  • Larian Studios: Baldur’s Gate 3
  • nWay Games: Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • Robot Entertainment: Orcs Must Die 3!
  • Rockstar Games: Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Sega: Football Manager 2020
  • SNK: Samurai Shodown
  • Square Enix: Final Fantasy XV, Marvel’s Avengers, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Superhot Team: Superhot Mind Control Delete
  • 2K Games: NBA 2K20, Borderlands 3
  • Tequila Works: Gylt (Stadia exclusive)
  • Warner Bros.: Mortal Kombat 11
  • THQ: Darksiders Genesis, Destroy All Humans
  • Ubisoft: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Gods and Monsters, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Trials Rising, The Crew 2, Watch Dogs Legion

Last Updated: October 16, 2019

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