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Google Stadia will be coming in November of this year

Two different tiers of service will be available.

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Earlier today, Google gave us some juicy details of its upcoming game streaming service, Stadia.

Google laid out what the service will be, what it isn’t, and also what hardware you’ll need to run the games you buy on the service.

Streamed games but still a storefront

While early comparisons with Netflix and PSNow might have been valid at the time, that’s no longer the case. Google’s Stadia is a cloud gaming service, not a subscription for games.

Think of it as Steam that runs on someone else’s computer. Some games will be free if you subscribe to the Stadia Pro tier, with Destiny 2 with all the DLC being the first sweetener.

One service, two tiers

Stadia Pro:

  • $9.99 per month
  • Stream games in up to 4K resolution in HDR at 60 fps with 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Regular free games, starting with Destiny 2: The Collection
  • Exclusive discounts on game purchases in the Stadia storefront
  • Three months free if you buy the Founder’s Edition console pack
  • Coming in November

Stadia Base:

  • Coming next year
  • Stream games in up to 1080p, 60 fps, with Stereo Sound
  • No free games or discounts on purchases from the Stadia storefront
  • Free (yes, no monthly subscription at all)

READ MORE: Games coming to Google Stadia at launch

It will be interesting to see how Google can make a splash in the gaming market. With the company being infamous for starting and abandoning projects, will initial success be enough to keep the company invested in the service?

What do you think? Interested in Google Stadia or will you stick to established consoles and PC gaming? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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