Technology|Google Makes Stadia Gaming Service Free
Google Makes Stadia Gaming Service Free
The $130 entry fee is being waived indefinitely, as interest in playing video games surges during the coronavirus pandemic.
No controller required: Google’s cloud gaming service will be available at Stadia.com to almost anyone with a Chrome browser and a Gmail account.Credit…Drew Angerer/Getty Images
By Seth Schiesel
- April 8, 2020, 12:00 p.m. ET
Google is removing the $130 entry fee for its Stadia cloud gaming service indefinitely, the company said on Wednesday, making free high-end video games available to just about anyone with a computer during the coronavirus pandemic.
The move gives millions of people in 14 countries access to big-budget video games without spending hundreds of dollars on a gaming console or a powerful PC.
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