6/6/2019, 6:38 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Google announces Stadia launch date, pricing

United States tech giant Google Inc. unveiled a host of new details for its Stadia gaming subscription service on Thursday, according to media reports.

Google said that the standard Stadia Pro monthly subscription option will cost $9.99 per month and will include free games and exclusive discounts. It also announced plans for an option called Stadia Base next year that will allow users to buy, keep and play games in their Chrome browsers or on Google's Pixel 3 smartphones. The company further revealed that a package consisting of its Chromecast digital media player, a controller and three months of the Stadia service will cost $129.99, with the controller alone costing $69. It said that everything is available for order now and that the service will launch in November.

Stadia, which was announced by Google in March, will allow users to play games without purchasing gaming consoles. The company said that it will initially be available in 14 countries and will feature 30 games from various publishers. It added that more announcements will be coming soon.

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