tech2 News StaffJun 10, 2019 14:35:05 IST
At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March this year, Google unveiled its new cloud gaming service called Stadia. Google said that Stadia will be a gaming platform for everyone and will let users play high-end games without the need to purchase expensive gaming consoles or make high-end gaming PCs. All of the renderings of the games will be done in Google Cloud using specialised AMD graphics. However, at the event, Google refrained from spilling any more beans.
Now, at a pre-E3 2019 conference, Google last week revealed more information about the gaming service, announcing that the primary monthly subscription pack for Stadia will be priced at $10 and it will include several game titles at launch. It will be available from November in a few selected countries.
And now, Stadia executive Phil Harrison has just let slip another interesting nugget of information, according to which, besides the Stadia Pro subscription service, there will also be publisher-specific subscriptions. Harrison revealed this in an interview during a YouTube livestream of E3 2019.
As of now, it is unclear how exactly the two subscriptions will work but Harisson likened it to buying HBO on top of an existing cable TV package.
Harrison also said that all publishers may not have the subscriptions, but "for some of the publishers who have bigger catalog and more significant line-ups” may have additional subscriptions to their products.
From what is known about Stadia’s launch game line-up as of now, the publishers with the largest number of games on the list are Ubisoft, Bethesda and Square Enix.
You can read our detailed covered of E3 2019 here:
- Microsoft’s latest acquisition by Xbox Gaming Studios is Double Fine Productions
- Microsoft has unveiled a new State of Decay 2 expansion named Heartland
- Microsoft announces Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 for $199.99 at E3 2019
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection for PC pricing has been announced at E3 2019
- Square Enix has revealed all the official platforms of Marvel's Avengers
- Microsoft announces its xCloud game streaming service will arrive in October for Xbox
- Cyberpunk 2077 will be released in April 2020, featuring Keanu Reeves
- Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin's Elden Ring officially announced at E3 2019
- Microsoft announces Xbox One successor 'Project Scarlett' releasing in 2020
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