It’s not too surprising, but Google revealed at the Stadia reveal event earlier this morning that the platform and controller would launch in America, Canada, UK and Europe in 2019.
We reached out to Google Australia who confirmed the news:
Yes, that’s correct – Stadia will launch later this year, in 2019, in the US, Canada, UK and most of Europe. We will be rolling it out to other countries and territories as soon as we can.
The Google Stadia is purely a streaming platform. It will stream games in 4K/60FPS to computers, tablets, phones and TVs.
It’s unclear why these locations were chosen, but it’s most likely due to the fact that their internet speeds greatly surpass what we have locally. It also makes sense that Google would want to focus on fewer markets initially, to ensure that the tech is working to a decent standard, before rolling it out to the rest of the world.
When Google did the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey test last year, it was recommended that users had a stable connection of at least 25MBPS to play the game.
We’ll obviously keep you posted when the platform does reach Australian shores