Google has announced that it’s now offering two months free access to its online game streaming platform Stadia. This service is paid but the search giant has decided to give for free to all the users. Currently, the entire world is facing the lockdown scenario and this cloud-based service will help people to stay home and fight this pandemic.
After the two-month Stadia Pro trial, the service will revert to the base free Stadia service, which is limited to 1080p resolution, 60fps, and stereo sound.
Google is also making some changes to Stadia to accommodate the influx of new users. “To reduce load on the internet further, we’re working toward a temporary feature that changes the default screen resolution from 4k to 1080p,” explains Phil Harrison, Google’s Stadia chief. “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.”
If you’re interested in trying out Stadia, you can now sign up for free over at Google’s Stadia site. Google does say it’s rolling out over the next 48 hours starting today, so the free version might not be immediately available in every region just yet.