Google Stadia Players Who Preordered Might Not Be Able To Play When It Launches

Google Stadia might make you wait-ia.

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Google Stadia has set a release date of November 19, but you may not be able to play it right away--even if you ordered a Founder's Edition. Google says that the units will be shipped out on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you ordered yours closer to its sell-out date, you may have to wait as long as December to start streaming.

The Verge reports that while Stadia officially launches at 9 AM PT on November 19, the company says not everyone who ordered one will have received theirs. The news was sparked by the announcement that Founder's Editions had sold out, and Google shifted to instead selling a new "Premiere Edition."

This led to questioning if Premiere Editions would also arrive in time for the November 19 launch. The answer is no, they won't, since Premiere Editions won't ship by that date, but Google paired that with clarifying that Founder's Editions wouldn't necessarily have shipped either. They are instead set to "start arriving" on November 19, so you'll only get to jump in immediately if you were one of the first to pre-order.

That said, the wait won't be too long. Google expects both Founder's and Premiere units to be delivered within two weeks from launch, so the latest yours should arrive would be early December.

The Premiere Edition is mostly similar to the Founder's Edition. It costs the same price, $130, but it comes with a white controller instead of the exclusive Founder's blue, and doesn't include the Founder's Badge on your account or the gift Buddy Pass for a friend. Plus by jumping in later you won't necessarily get to grab your unique Stadia username, which Google has promoted as a perk for early adopters. Check out our pre-order guide for more details.

This is the second piece of surprising Stadia news recently, after Google revealed that at launch the Stadia controller will only work wirelessly with the Chromecast Ultra. A Chromecast comes with the Founder's and Premiere Editions, but that also means you can't just swap to a phone or tablet with ease.

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at least onlive when it was a thing it didnt do like stadia is doing flopping before it launches

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This failed the moment it was announced, it wont matter one bit.

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The old, we have sold out line to try and drive more interest

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@barcaazul: Then sell you less stuff for the same price.

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Lol 😂 I guess I lot people will cancel there pre order and I guess it will fail and PC and consoles will win lol 😂

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LOL! Way to garner some good will right off the bat (not).

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If this is their idea of an incentive to encourage pre-orders then we have an even bigger flop on our hands than anyone predicted.

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There killing stadia before it even launch $130 for less wow Google.

The best bet is to waited for the free version but even then it just 1080p and 60fps.

I don't think it worth especially when you get free games of epic store and cheap third party seller sell pc games cheaper than what stadia will be charging not looking good for stadia.

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Isn't it just a chromecast with a bluetooth controller?

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The cracks in the facade are starting to show the closer we get to release. Unfortunate, as I was very excited initially for this potential shift to console-less gaming.

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This deal is getting worse all the time.

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@gamingdevil800:

(like)

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@gamingdevil800: Liked.

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@gamingdevil800: Pray they don't alter it any further......

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@dlist4ever: Liked.

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@dlist4ever: I "like" this comment. Since they apparently removed that option at some point in my absence.

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@dlist4ever: furthermore, to play Stadia you are required to wear a dress and bonnet.

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@xiricon said:

@dlist4ever: furthermore, to play Stadia you are required to wear a dress and bonnet.

And sing im a little teapot.

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@locke90: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpE_xMRiCLE

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@gamingdevil800: ;)

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