Google right this moment introduced that its Stadia Pro premium subscription tier is getting two more free games starting in December. The titles are Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Farming Simulator 19. You should buy each titles proper now on Stadia when you so select. That places the Stadia Pro free recreation providing at 4 video games now, because the service launched alongside Stadia earlier this month with Destiny 2: The Collection and Samurai Shodown.
To be clear, each present Stadia consumer is formally a Stadia Pro subscriber. Google successfully soft-launched the service two weeks in the past forward of a broader rollout subsequent 12 months, and the one choice was to pay for the Founder or Premiere version, which got here with a controller, a Chromecast Ultra dongle, and a three-month Stadia Pro subscription. That means everybody who paid for Stadia already or indicators up earlier than the top of the 12 months will get entry to the free recreation assortment.
Think of this providing just like the Xbox platform’s Games with Gold or PlayStation Plus’ comparable month-to-month free recreation giveaways. Google hasn’t stated how usually it plans to add new video games, however the firm has steered it’s going to add at the very least one, if not two or extra, video games per 30 days.
Starting subsequent 12 months, nonetheless, Stadia will introduce a free tier. That means you’ll to begin paying month-to-month to maintain utilizing Stadia Pro. If you resolve to drop Stadia Pro when the free tier launches, you’ll lose entry to these free video games, however you’ll give you the option to maintain enjoying video games you obtain outright on the platform. You’ll additionally lose entry to 4K streaming, which Google is reserving for the Pro tier as nicely.
There is nice information for these Stadia customers who could have already bought Tomb Raider or Farming Simulator: as long as you’ve performed underneath two hours of a recreation, Google offers you a full refund when you undergo the mandatory steps within the Stadia storefront.
Pro tip: when you bought both of those (or any title) you may refund it by going into Purchases within the Stadia cellular app, then click on the sport and Refund. Fully automated. As lengthy as you’ve performed underneath 2 hours in whole.
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That stated, it’s not extremely doubtless there are various Stadia customers who went out of their means to buy a six-year-old Tomb Raider recreation or Farming Simulator 19. But when you did, know that each can be free beginning on December 1st, with the shop refreshing at 9AM PT / 12PM ET that day to embody each titles in Stadia Pro.