Published: Sat, July 20, 2019
Tech | By Constance Martin

Google Stadia Pro Streaming Plan To Include One Free Game Per Month

Google Stadia Pro Streaming Plan To Include One Free Game Per Month

Elsewhere in the AMA Doronichev noted that the Stadia Controller comes with a headphone jack for wired audio, but won't support bluetooth when the platform launches in November. Microsoft's service is available for $9.99 on either PC or Xbox One, while a combined PC/Xbox One offering will set you back $14.99 a month. The videogames themselves, however, can not be downloaded, so essentially if Stadia were to close, we would no longer have access to our games. Doronichev also says that the team is doing everything they can to support cross-play and cross-progression with other platforms, but that this is something ultimately up to each individual game's publisher and developer. The first of those will be Destiny 2, in case you were wondering. Instead, it's an upgraded service based on an experience already provided at the free tier, comparing it instead to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold. Stadia will also have a few free-to-play games at launch, though what exactly these games will be isn't ready to be announced yet. Many people are excited at the possibilities and convenience of having entire game libraries stored on the cloud, many others have doubts regarding the security of Stadia as well as the inability to "own" their games. Only the Pro tier unlocks 4K resolution gameplay, along with HDR and 5.1 surround sound. Doronichev mentions using Google Takeout to download metadata but doesn't talk about the games themselves.

We mention this as the controller for Google Stadia, the firm's upcoming game streaming service, does not support Bluetooth headsets, which is a bit of an oddity.

Users can of course connect their headsets directly to their device, such as the Pixel 3 or 3a.

Quite why the development team is postponing integrating the same sort of functionality for the big launch of Stadia we're not quite sure. He added that "nothing in life is certain, but we are working hard to make Stadia a success".

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Sadly, there are no actual cats in this footage, but we will most likely only have to wait one more day for that spectacle. I truly threw myself into a ball and almost cried because I was afraid of a cat butt that had the face of James Corden .

For more interesting details about Google Stadia, check out the AMA.

Users of the base plan won't get the discounts or games, as expected.

"Eventually all of our games will be safely in the cloud too and we'll feel great about it", he said, adding that the company has been investing massively in "tech, infrastructure and partnerships" over the years.

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