Google has lowered the price of Stadia Premiere Edition from $130 to $100. This version is a starter pack for the company’s cloud gaming service, which can be used to play titles on TV, mobile devices, or in the Google Chrome browser.
The price reduction means that Google will no longer provide users with a three-month trial version of Stadia Pro-a monthly subscription service for new games. Players don’t actually need to use Stadia’s hardware, because they can use the hardware they already have, as long as it meets Google’s operating specifications.
Google still provides Stadia Pro for one month for free, with the option to cancel. The monthly fee is $10. The company has also reached an agreement that if users decide not to use the professional version of the route, they can get a $10 discount from the initial game purchase. Stadia Pro does not need to play games, although you need to use functions such as 4K resolution.
Premiere Edition comes with a Stadia controller and Google Chromecast Ultra that can be connected to the TV. The controller provides three colors: clear white, pure black, and mustard. Stadia was launched in November last year.
It is a new concept of casual games-no rigs or game consoles, and no need to install games. Basically, it is carefully designed so players can buy and play games immediately. The service struggles with bugs, small libraries, and difficult interfaces.
Some famous titles of the system include Red Dead Redemption II, Doom Eternal, and Mortal Kombat 11. On June 16, Google announced that Elder Scrolls Online was added to its library.
Although the service is currently not available on iPhones or other iOS devices, it is compatible with Pixel, Samsung phones, OnePlus devices, Asus ROG phones, and Razers versions. These devices use touch screen controls.
The Stadia controller is designed for TV playback, while the keyboard and mouse can be used for computers. Xbox and Playstation controllers can be connected to mobile devices via Bluetooth. Various Xbox controllers (including Xbox and PlayStation game controllers) can also be used with PCs.
Google says that at least 10Mbps internet connection is required to run games smoothly at 720p, while 4K requires 30Mbps, although users say it has experienced lag.