The Google Stadia platform may be falling on some hard times. Recently, Google has made the announcement of dropping their Premiere Edition price which could sway some new players onto the platform. Perhaps this is an indicator of Google Stadia simply not competing as well as Google had hoped for. With that said, this is purely speculative on our part, but those that are interested in Google Stadia can jump onto the premium version of this platform at a lower cost than ever before.
Google Stadia Premiere Edition is coming in at just $100 which is a drop from the $130 price point Google had placed on the Stadia Premiere Edition originally. This bundle was equipped with the Stadia controller along with the Chromecast Ultra to give players essentially everything they need to get rolling on the service. However, you will find that the bundle will not include a Stadia Pro trial which means if you want all the bells and whistles for Google Stadia, you’ll have to fork out a bit more money.
If you’re unfamiliar with Stadia Pro, this is the premium version of Google Stadia that costs $9.99 per month. With it, you’ll get a variety of free video game titles to enjoy with more being added each month. There will also be discount offers and the ability to play up to 4K HDR with 5.1 surround sound. For those that don’t seem too enticed by these features, you can enjoy the standard edition without having to fork a monthly fee.
Google Stadia already had a rocky start with its first announcement. Fans mistakenly took Google Stadia as a service that would be like a Netflix-style service but for video games. Instead, this proved to not be the case. Instead, players who use the platform would have to purchase the games digitally and from there could only play the titles through Google Stadia. However, on top of that to get 4K support you would also require to pay an additional $9.99.
The main reason for players to use Google Stadia is that they would only need to connect online to enjoy these games without having the necessary hardware to run the titles. Of course, this would also prove to be difficult on your bandwidth limits for certain users that may have a cap.