For those wondering how Google’s entry into the video game world will fare, you’re about to find out. Today, the company announced that its Google Stadia streaming console will arrive in time for the holidays, as previously known. The system is set to release on November 19, 2019. Additionally, those that purchased the Founder’s Edition will be able to buy their first games starting at 12 p.m. EDT on the 19th.
With the service, gamers can potentially play the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2, Mortal Kombat 11, and other games on “your TV, laptop, desktop and select tablets and phones.”
What’s in the box?
The Premiere and Founder’s Editions of the system come with three months of Stadia Pro and Destiny 2: The Collection included. Either comes with a Chromecast Ultra, a Stadia Controller, and support for “4K HDR with 5.1 surround sound when playing on your TV.”
Google noted that Founder’s Editions and Premiere Editions will ship in the same order that they were preordered. Those that invested can look forward to an email once their devices begin shipping.
The company also released a video that recaps what the Google Stadia is all about. It explains everything you need to know about the system before its launch, including how to access games.
Google is taking quite a gamble on the all-streaming console, particularly with its needs for data. A lot of people will have to stretch their data caps pretty thin to get the most out of the 4K streaming experience. It’s going to be interesting to see if the service will be a hit or not.
Those of you that are interested in preordering the Google Stadia can still do so on Google’s shop page. It’s going for $129, with more details available at that link. Check out the video first if you’re still unsure about it.