The Google Stadia Founder’s edition sold out this morning in Europe, but don’t worry—for those of you who haven’t had the chance yet to get your hands on your copy of the Founder’s Edition, there is still hope thanks to the release of the all new Google Stadia Premiere Edition.
What Is The Google Stadia Premiere Edition?
The Google Stadia Premiere Edition was announced this morning just after the Founder’s Edition sold out in Europe (don’t worry—if you live in the US, there are still a few copies available for sale if you want the best possible deal!) The Premiere Edition is something of a ‘second tier’ of early access to the Google Stadia platform.
What The Google Stadia Premiere Edition Offers?
The Google Stadia Premiere Edition is something of a second tier package for users looking for early access to the Google Stadia gaming platform this November. The package offers the following benefits:
- Three months of Google Stadia Pro
- A Clearly White Google Stadia controller
- A Chromecast Ultra
- Early access to the Google Stadia platform
- The chance to get first pick of your exclusive Google Stadia username
Google Stadia Premiere Edition VS Founder’s Edition
Many people have raised the complaint that the Premiere Edition is pretty much a rebranded version of the Founder’s Edition (which was released in June), and some people thusly feel cheated about the prospect of paying out for the ‘limited edition’ Founder’s Edition only to find that even more people are now being given the chance to get on board.
However, the two different editions are not entirely comparable; in the Google Stadia Premiere Edition VS Founder’s Edition debate, the Premiere Edition is definitely the second tier offering for late comers who forgot to get on with ordering their copy of the Founder’s Edition.
Google Stadia Premiere Edition VS Founder’s Edition—The Differences
There are a number of differences between the Google Stadia Premiere Edition and the Google Stadia Founder’s Edition. Indeed, the former is far poorer value for money than its predecessor for a number of different reasons. These reasons include:
- The Premiere Edition does not offer the three free months of Buddy Pass, worth nearly $27.
- The Premiere Edition does not offer the limited edition Google Stadia controller in night blue—instead, a generic ‘clearly white’ controller is offered as part of the package instead.
When Will Users Be Able To Play The Google Stadia Premiere Edition?
At present, we do not know when the Premiere Edition will be actually playable. For the Founder’s Edition, one of the major benefits that was actively promoted was the fact that Founder’s Edition members would be able to have first dibs on those all important Google Stadia usernames. By contrast, the Premiere Edition does not offer this as one of its benefits—and this implies that the Founder’s Edition members will be able to use the platform before the Premiere Edition members.
As such, we can anticipate that the Premiere Edition will probably be made available at some point after November 2019—possibly in December, just in time for the Christmas Vacation around the world.
Is The Google Stadia Premiere Edition Worth It?
This is one of the biggest questions about the Google Stadia Premiere Edition and the answer is not a simple yes or no. The offerings in the Premiere package are mediocre at best and the price tag—$129, which is the same as the far superior Founder’s Edition—doesn’t really offer many savings. As such, the only real justification for getting a copy of the Premiere Edition would be if you missed out on getting the Founder’s Edition but really want early access to the Stadia platform.
Contrastingly, if you aren’t all that bothered about waiting a few months, the Premiere Package might not be necessary for you.
But what do you think?
Do you think Google should have made the Premiere package cheaper, or do you think that they are right to offer less of a discount for users who didn’t pre-order their Founder’s Edition in time?
And what about the offerings in the Premiere package—are they worthwhile in the first place, or are you going to just wait until the full release of Stadia next year?
Let us know in the comments below!