Google have announced more information about the Stadia about the different packages and subscriptions that will be on offer at launch, including the 4K package, but PCGamer have reported that 4K comes at a price.
Google Stadia will use up 1TB of data for every 65 hours you stream games in 4K. While Google didn’t mention anything about data caps, this will largely be down to the users’ internet providers.
4K streaming at 60fps on Google Stadia requires the Internet to run at 35Mbps, which takes up 15.75GB of data per hour. Drop the bandwidth to 20Mbps to stream 1080p at 60fps and you’ll chew through 9GB per hour; streaming 720p at 60fps for 10Mbps will be 4.5GB per hour.
This means people will either have to pay out for higher broadband rates, or have to start rationing their internet usage, either way, it’s another thing to consider if you’re thinking about getting the Stadia.