Google has launched a free trial version of its cloud gaming service version of Stadia Pro. Anyone with a Gmail address can sign up and access nine games for free, including Grid, Destiny 2: The Collection, and Thumper. Google promised to make a free level of access to the service two months ago, and now the giant company has finally made it.
It should be noted that this two-month free access offer also applies to current Stadia Pro users. Google will not charge existing subscribers for the next two months. By the end of the two-month trial period of Stadia Pro, the service will return to the basic free Stadia model, which is limited to the resolution of 1080p, 60 frames per second, and stereo sound. After two free months, Stadia Pro will charge $9.99 a month again, but you can opt-out of your subscription at any time.
Google is also making some changes to Stadia to cope with the influx of new users.
"With increased demand due to more people at home during this time, we're taking a responsible approach to internet traffic. For Stadia, we've always adjusted bandwidth use based on a variety of in-home and local internet factors. To reduce load on the internet further, we're working toward a temporary feature that changes the default screen resolution from 4k to 1080p. The vast majority of people on a desktop or laptop won't notice a significant drop in gameplay quality, but you can choose your data usage options in the Stadia app," said Phil Harrison, Vice President and general manager at Google Stadia.
To sum up, interested users can sign up for a free 2-month trial on Google Stadia. The company notes that providing users with free access may take 48 hours, so in some regions, a new opportunity will not appear immediately.
The promotion is valid in 14 regions where the service is officially presented: USA, Canada, Great Britain, and 11 other European countries.