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Google Stadia Game Pricing Model Revealed

Gaming article by Joseph Allen on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 08:00
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Google has revealed the pricing it'll be using for games on its upcoming Stadia streaming platform. Depending on whether you're a Pro subscriber or not, you'll get a different price on some of the Google Stadia platform's twenty launch titles.

If you've been following Stadia closely, you probably won't be too shocked at Google's announcement: games on Stadia will, largely speaking, cost the same as their console counterparts. This includes some discounts for games that have been on the market for a while, such as Rise of the Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy XV. Some of Google's pricing decisions might be a little questionable given what the games are going for on other platforms, but Pro subscribers get a discount on these games. Here's a list of Stadia launch prices (thanks, Android Police):

 
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey  -  $59.99 ($30 with Stadia Pro)
  • Gylt - $29.99
  • Just Dance 2020 - $49.99
  • Kine - $19.99
  • Mortal Kombat 11 - $59.99 ($41.99 with Stadia Pro)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 - Launch Edition - $59.99
  • Samurai Showdown - $59.99
  • Thumper - $19.99
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider - $59.99
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider - $29.99
  • Tomb Raider 2013 - $19.99 ($10 with Stadia Pro)
  • Final Fantasy XV - $39.99 ($29.99 with Stadia Pro)

$19.99 for Tomb Raider and $39.99 for Final Fantasy XV seems a little steep, no? Still, there is no reason Google can't run sales on its games like other digital platforms do. Our early impressions of Google Stadia were very good, so there's every possibility the revolutionary ideas of the platform will override some of the more eyebrow-raising pricing decisions. Only time will tell.

Google Stadia will launch on November 19th. The Premiere Edition launches with a Stadia Controller and Chromecast Ultra, as well as three months of Stadia Pro, so you can stream Stadia games in 4K. If you're holding out for the basic version, that won't launch until early 2020.

How do you feel about the pricing for Google Stadia games? Let us know in the comments below!

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Dark Souls changed my life, and I'm here to spread the good news. I like pretty much all sorts of games, but I judge everything by its proximity to our Lord and saviour, Dark Souls.