Google Stadia Games Will Always be in Your Library And Will Not be Cheaper Than on Consoles
Google revealed some new details to the UK press about how Google Stadia games will work. Including if a player will continue to have access to them if the Publisher of a specific game no longer wants to support Stadia. It was revealed that Players will, in fact, still have access to their games, even if a publisher has lost the rights to that game or has decided to no longer support Stadia.
As long as the players purchased the game by the time the publisher decides to remove the game, they will have access to the game in their library. Any players who have not purchased the game that was removed will not be able to purchase it. This is a common worry for gamers as more and more games become digital only. This was especially true for Google Stadia as not only are games digital but also only accessible via streaming.
A few more details were also revealed about the pricing of the games on Google Stadia. Speaking to Eurogamer Phil Harrison revealed that games will not be any cheaper as they are on the PS4 and Xbox One. As the value that Google Stadia brings to the game is being able to play a game on any screen.
Google Stadia will be available for $9.99 a month when it releases later this year with a free version coming sometime next year. The Stadia Pro will be similar to how PlayStation Plus works where you’ll get a couple of games a month for free versus something like PlayStation Now which is a subscription program that gives you access to hundreds of games for a monthly or yearly cost. This might come as a disappointment to some players who are not wanting to purchase games that are only accessible via streaming on top of paying the $9.99 a month. That is however only true for this year as there is a free version of Stadia coming next year that will not have a monthly cost. For more information about Google Stadia, you can visit their official website.