When Google Stadia launches this November, your only option will be a "Stadia Pro" account for $9.99/mo. However, sometime in 2020 Google will release Stadia Base. Base will be a free subscription, but will come with no games -- it's essentially a free place to host and play the individual games that you pay for. Google just put out a nice infographic explaining the … [Read more...] about Google showcases some of the differences between Stadia Base and Stadia Pro
Earlier today, Google's Director of Product for Stadia, Andrey Doronichev, answered a bunch of questions on a Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything"). He covered topics from controllers, to games, to pricing and more. There wasn't anything earth-shaking in there, but it was a lot of good info. I encourage you to read through the full AMA on Reddit, and we've compiled some of the more … [Read more...] about Lots of great info from the Stadia AMA on Reddit
Over the years, companies have taken different approaches to cross-platform play. Some, like Microsoft, have been pretty open to it. Others, like Sony, are less inclined to open up their games for cross-platform. In a nutshell, cross-platform play is when games allow you to play against other players on other systems (such as someone on Xbox playing Fortnite against someone … [Read more...] about Will Google Stadia support cross-platform play?
One of the great concepts of Google Stadia is online multiplayer and how seamlessly it (hopefully) will work. Since Google is handling all of the processing on their hand, handling multiple players should be as smooth as anything we've seen. How about local multiplayer with your friends? Google has some answers for that too. In the updated Stadia FAQ, Google gives us a few … [Read more...] about How will multiplayer games work on Stadia?
Google has invited developers to apply to bring the games to Stadia, and so far over 4,000 developers have applied. At Develop:Brighton last week, Google Technical Account Manager Sam Corcoran made this announcement, along with some details on how the program works. First, he said that they're looking to "tailor-make a support plan that will work for your title and fit with … [Read more...] about Developers want to try Stadia; over 4,000 applications so far