Google has finally revealed the exact date when the Stadia Founder’s edition will go live. The service is set for a Nov. 19 launch, which was announced via its official Twitter channel.
Mark your calendars! Stadia will start arriving November 19.
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— Stadia (@GoogleStadia) October 15, 2019
Stadia is available in different packages, but today’s announcement only covers the Founder’s Editions. The Founder’s Edition bundle includes a Chromecast Ultra, limited-edition Night Blue Stadia Controller, and a three-month Stadia Pro subscription.
A Stadia version called Base will be made available starting from next year that requires you to purchase games individually. You’ll only be able to stream in 1080p with Base.
Regardless of which version you’re interested in, though, none of them will boast an achievement system at launch. On the bright side, new ports are being announced all the time, including The Elder Scrolls Online, which should be ready for launch.
Many analysts remain skeptical about Google Stadia’s impact on the gaming market in 2019; I’ve already shared my own skepticism earlier in the year. Still, there are many developers that are also extremely positive about the streaming service’s potential moving forward.