Google Stadia is a video game streaming service, yes, but quite different from the competition in that you have to buy the games to play them.
Google entered the video game streaming market, seeing it, like many other tech giants , as a huge opportunity. Its service Stadia is quite different from what we know in terms of streaming since you have to buy the games in order to play them. With the Stadia Pro subscription, however, some titles are available at no additional cost. Five new games have added to this offer.
Google Stadia Pro adds four new games to its catalog
To kick off the new year, Google has decided to add four new games to its Stadia Pro offering. These are Ary and the Secret of the Seasons, Figment, F1 2020 and Hotline Miami . All of these titles are now available for free if you subscribe to the € 9.99 offer. Another title, El Hijo – A Wild West Tale, would also be affected, although it has not been announced, according to 9to5Google.
The F1 2020 racing simulation game is normally priced at € 29.99 while Ary and the Secret of the Seasons is € 39.99. Stadia also describes Figment (€ 19.99) as “a musical adventure through the mind,” while indie shooter Hotline Miami, although quite old today, is usually offered for € 9.99. In other words, you get what you pay for with your subscription for just € 9.99.
F1 2020, Hotline Miami and three other promising titles
At the same time, the Stadia page describes El Hijo as a “non-violent game of speed, replacing violence with the playfulness and mirth of a young child. An important part of the gameplay, ‘El Hijo’ uses shadows to his advantage to hide from outlaws. ”
Stadia got off to a sluggish start, especially in terms of catalogs, but the American giant recently promised that it would add up to 400 titles by 2022 or 2023. Google has not kept either its promise to deliver 4K and some social and streaming features in the original schedule. To be forgiven, the Mountain View firm is offering a two-month free trial, as long as you don’t have to worry about entering your bank details. But recently, Google decided to offer a 30-minute free trial, without bank details, showing that it is doing everything it can to win over gamers.