Google is reaching out to pre-orderers about joining a research study prior to the launch of Stadia on November 19th. It is described as “share your thoughts on Stadia and help shape its future.”
This is in line with Google’s comprehensive program for other goods which involves in-person and digital interviews with other user experience research. For Stadia, Google is partnering with a research group of third parties that will contact directly accepted users. Seems to have been invited to joinmany pre-orderers.
A “Stadia Research Screener Survey” is the first step for today’s study. Questions include whether you bought Stadia Founder’s Edition or Premiere directly, whether you received it, or purchased it for someone else. Google also wants buyers to hear that their pre-order has been cancelled.
There are questions about how technically savvy you are and what tools you used to play games recently: consoles, laptops, desktops, smartphones and virtual reality. The screener is rounded out by simple demographic queries. Google reports that filling out the form “not guarantee that you will be selected to participate.”
In the immediate future— the company might be concerned about the initial order experience before the platform is released and how to help improve the Stadia Base process next year. Meanwhile, setting up the program now might help track the game streaming service as users first play.