Google announced during the E3 2019 press conference that it plans to change the gaming industry with its new streaming service called Stadia. This is a subscription based streaming service that is going to make it possible for everyone to play their favorite games, even though their PCs or consoles might not have the required hardware specs in order to run them.
On the downside of things, Google has yet to reveal all the details that we need to know about Stadia such as what are the games that it will feature on launch day or how much will it costs. Luckily, the Android parent has finally decided to reveal some exciting details about Stadia in its new support page.
Different Subscription Tiers
From the looks of it, Stadia will have two different subscription tiers. There will be the normal one and the Pro one. This is what Google’s recently updated support page has to say about the two tiers:
“If you stop your Stadia Pro subscription, when you rejoin Stadia Pro you may retain the progress you made in previously-unlocked Stadia Pro subscription games and in add-ons you previously unlocked or purchased. Additionally, you may make individual game purchases and resume progress if you previously decided to stop your Stadia Pro subscription.”
Controllers Can Use USB
Google also announced that if the Stadia user gets too far away from the Wi-Fi network, then the Stadia controller can always simply be connected via the USB-C port. “The Stadia Controller uses BLE for setup and then connects via Wi-Fi for gameplay. You can also connect your Stadia Controller to your phone, tablet, or computer with a USB cable plugged into the Stadia Controller’s USB-C port,” added Google.
“Once you purchase the game, you own the right to play it. In the future, it is possible that some games may no longer be available for new purchases, but existing players will still be able to play the game. Outside of unforeseen circumstances, Stadia will aim to keep any previously purchased title available for gameplay,” said Google. This makes clear that the Stadia subscribers will be able to own games on the streaming platform.