Google just detailed Stadia, its ambitious attempt to upend the video-game industry and take on Xbox and PlayStation. Here's everything we know so far.
- Google just detailed its huge gaming initiative: A Netflix-like video-game streaming platform named Stadia that's set to launch this November.
- The service is intended to run high-resolution blockbuster games on any device that runs Google's Chrome - from smartphones and tablets to computers and TVs.
- When Stadia arrives this November, it will only be available as a $129 "Founder's Pack" bundle that comes with a controller, a Chromecast Ultra, one game, and three months of "Stadia Pro" service.
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After years of rumors and speculation, Google officially detailed its plans to enter the video-game business earlier this year.
Those plans start with a new service named Stadia (pronounced "STAY-dee-uh"), which Google CEO Sundar Pichai said will offer blockbuster games on any device that can run the Chrome web browser - everything from smartphones and tablets to laptops and TVs.On Thursday, Google expanded on that announcement: Stadia launches this November, and costs $129 for the "Founder's Pack."
The pitch is simple: If you've got a Chromecast or an iPhone (or whatever device you're reading this on), you could potentially run Stadia.
Stadia promises to do for video games what Netflix-like services did for TV and film.
Here's everything we know so far:
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