It’s been a long time coming, but Google has finally opened up about the pricing of its game-streaming service Stadia. The company is announcing the pricing details about Stadia today, and suffice to say it is a bit confusing.
Google will offer a subscription for the main Stadia service, called Stadia Pro, coming in at $9.99 a month. Stadia Pro will give you access to 4K HDR streaming @ 60fps as long as you have a 35Mbps internet connection. Stadia Pro will give you access to free games that are released regularly (kind of like Xbox Game Pass).
Stadia Pro will be available in Belgium, Finland, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the USA.
You can also get Stadia without the Pro subscription via the Stadia Base which gives you access to the service on a per-game basis, meaning you can simply pay for the game you want to play individually.
Google is also 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.
You can pre-order Stadia Founder’s Edition for $129 today. It will be available in November.