You Might Not Get Google Stadia Upon Day One Even If You Pre-Ordered

Google Stadia Full Potential and New Features Will "Blow People's Minds"

Almost every day, we learn something new about Google Stadia, and that ‘new’ doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s good news. In particular, over the last week, we’ve learned about limitations on mobile networks and wireless play that will disappoint early adopters.

On top of that, we also learn today, as confirmed by Google on a specific request moved by The Verge, that you might not get Stadia upon November 19’s day one even in case you have pre-ordered your Founder’s or Premiere Edition package.

Upon that request, Google pointed The Verge out to the latest blog post on Stadia’s website, where it is mentioned that the packages will “start arriving” on November 19, a definition that puts the Mountain View company in a spot where it can never be said it disattended expectations when it comes to shipping.

The good news here is that “Google tells us it’s expecting both the Founder’s Editions and Premiere Editions to be delivered within the first two weeks of launch. And that looks likely, based on the messages we see when we try to order a Premiere Edition right now,” so the wait shouldn’t take ages.

In case you’re wondering, Founder’s Edition gets you the Founder’s Edition-only dark blue controller, a “Founder’s badge” on your account, the ability to gift a three-month pass to a friend, and a chance to secure a unique Stadia username. Premiere Edition is the package that has been pushed out once that Founder’s had sold out in most territories.