The premium package, which includes a Chromecast Ultra, limited edition controller and a three-month Stadia Pro subscription, was the only way to access the cloud gaming service this year.
However, in a tweet on Wednesday, Google said it will introduce a new “Premiere Edition” which includes mostly the same items, but with a white controller (instead of the limited edition variant) and “the full Destiny 2 collection.”
The Premiere Edition was yet to appear for sale at the time of publishing.
Google Stadia will launch in November 2019 with over 30 games available to purchase on day one. Initially, it will be available in 12 European countries: UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.
During its latest Stadia Connect live stream in August, the company also confirmed Ubisoft titles Gods and Monsters and Watch Dogs Legion, THQ Nordic‘s Darksiders Genesis and Destroy All Humans, plus Orcs Must Die 3, Samurai Showdon and WindJammers 2, will launch for Stadia.
At launch, a $9.99 / £8.99 monthly Pro subscription will also be required, with games that are not included in the Stadia Pro library requiring separate purchase. A free service will launch in 2020.
The company recommends an internet speed of at least 10 mbps for a bottom line “720p experience” on Stadia.
One of the leading misconceptions about Stadia is that you need to pay to play multiplayer games online, according to John Justice, Google VP and Stadia head of product.
Google recently confirmed plans to offer free Stadia platform trials “a few months” after launch.