This morning, the Google Stadia team announced that they will be offering 2 months of their Pro Plan for free to new subscribers.
Phil Harrison, Vice President and General Manager of Stadia, stated the following via the Google Blog:
We’re facing some of the most challenging times in recent memory. Keeping social distance is vital, but staying home for long periods can be difficult and feel isolating. Video games can be a valuable way to socialize with friends and family when you’re stuck at home, so we’re giving gamers in 14 countries free access to Stadia for two months. This is starting today and rolling out over the next 48 hours.
Anyone who signs up will get two free months of Stadia Pro with instant access to nine games, including GRID, Destiny 2: The Collection, and Thumper. You can purchase even more games on the store, which will remain yours to play even if you cancel your Stadia Pro subscription. If you’re already a paid Stadia Pro subscriber, we won’t charge you for the next two months. After that, Stadia Pro is $9.99 a month, but you can opt out of your subscription at any time.
We’ve been quite vocal about how flat Stadia has been since launching. With a disappointing game lineup and lack of players, it’s difficult to recommend. But what better way to try it for yourself than a two month free trial? Let us know your thoughts!