Google Stadia finally has an official release date

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It's finally happening - Google Stadia will start arriving on doorsteps on November 19. If you preordered the Founder's Edition, the bundles will start arriving that day, and if you were fast enough to get it, you'll be able to play games starting at 9am PST / 12pm EST/ 5pm BST.

The Founder's Edition, which sold out across the UK and Europe back in September, includes a Chromecast Ultra, a Stadia controller, three months of Stadia Pro, and Destiny 2: The Collection. For those who missed out on the Founder's Edition pre-order and had to order the Stadia Premiere Edition instead, it appears that the bundles will ship in the order in which the pre-orders were received, according to the official Google blog post. That likely means the Premiere Editions will ship out after the Founder's Editions. 

Back in September, Google's director for games Jack Buser told GamesRadar+ that the Founder's Edition would be replaced in EU stores by the Premiere Edition. But now it looks like they restored their stock, as the Founder's Edition is currently available for pre-order on the Google store. If you want to snag it, now is the time, but keep in mind, you'll likely get your Stadia after November 19. A base edition of the Stadia will release sometime in 2020. 

The announcement was also made on the official Stadia Twitter account, along with a video that acts as a quick guide for those who aren't clear on what the Google Stadia actually is. Check it out below.

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Google Stadia is promising to drastically change the gaming software landscape. The vice president of engineering even said that Stadia could have games running faster and feel more responsive than a console.  

Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.