Google Announces Stadia Founder’s Edition

Posted on June 6, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Games, Google with 14 Comments

Google is announcing more details on its game-streaming service Stadia today. The company first launched the service in March and is announcing some more details ahead of E3 today.

Google is launching the Stadia Founder’s Edition today, which will come with a Chromecast Ultra, a three-month subscription to Stadia Pro which costs $9.99 a month, a limited-edition night blue Stadia controller, a three-month buddy pass that lets your friend get access to Stadia Pro, and Destiny 2 on Stadia. Getting the Stadia Founder’s Edition will give you access to Stadia when it first launches later this year, meaning you will be able to secure your username before anyone else.

The new Founder’s Edition will be available for $129, which is a bit expensive for sure.  It will be available in Belgium, Finland, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the USA.

Pre-orders start today, but stock is limited. It will be available in November.

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Comments (14)

14 responses to “Google Announces Stadia Founder’s Edition”

  1. mattbg

    Pre-orders for a service.

    I think I've seen it all now.

  2. waethorn

    I don't think Destiny 2 will cost them much - Year 3 will launch on consoles in September, and will cost an upgrade fee over what is currently sold, not to mention that there will likely be another annual pass requiring a premium surcharge to get seasonal DLC over the course of the year.

    Edit: looks like they're including Year 3, which hasn't been officially announced by Bungie yet. Title is "Shadowkeep" according to Google's site.

    • mruszczyk

      In reply to Waethorn:

      This includes the Year 3 content, which should sync with your character to all other devices (Xbox, PS4, PC) as announced by Bungie this afternoon. It doesn't seem like a terrible deal, if you value the Chromecast Ultra and were going to play Destiny 2 and or try Stadia anyway.

  3. chaad_losan

    BUY NOW and maybe get it in November. If it's ready....

  4. Andrew Lerch

    $129 is expensive? Chromecast Ultra is $59 on the Play Store right now (down from $69) and the 3 months are worth $30.

    Even if you give a value of $0 to the buddy pass, that means you're paying $40 for a controller...and a copy of destiny + all its content.

    The Xbox One controller is going for approximately $41 on Amazon right now. Pricing doesn't seem bad to me.

    • Vladimir Carli

      In reply to Andrew_Lerch:

      pricing is very aggressive indeed. The founders edition is a good deal and 10 dollars a month is low if you compare it with a 400 dollars console + gold/ps+ and even a few games. Let's not even speak about a gaming PC. I wonder what will MS offer for xcloud

  5. Darekmeridian

    I am going to wait on this one in case the system is awful, so I don't end up hating myself later for buying the hardware system unseen.

  6. mattemt294

    I don’t see how that’s expensive. You’re getting a good deal on a game 30$ in subscription a controller a chrome cast... plus a buddy pass.

  7. Greg Green

    The buddy pass is a clever idea.