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Google will give you free Stadia hardware if you buy a game

Google is giving freely a free Stadia Premiere Version equipment if you buy a common Stadia game. This hardware bundle consists of a Chromecast Extremely and Stadia controller, and you’ll have to buy a full value game ($59.99 or above) to qualify for the supply. Google’s free offer will run till 11:59PM PT on October tenth, and codes will be distributed by October twentieth.

The free Stadia Premier Version supply will run within the US, UK, Eire, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Austria, and Switzerland. Google normally sells its Stadia Premiere Version for $79.99.

This isn’t the primary time that Google has given away free Stadia hardware. In November Google began gifting Stadia Premiere Edition kits to YouTube premium subscribers. If you bought Cyberpunk 2077 on Stadia throughout its launch interval in November, Google also gave away Stadia Premiere Version kits. Extra not too long ago, Google additionally gave away this similar hardware bundle with purchases of Resident Evil Village.

Whereas Google insists it’s nonetheless dedicated to Stadia, the writing is on the wall for how long the service survives in its current form. Google determined earlier this 12 months that it doesn’t wish to be a game company anymore, and it no longer wants to build its own games. That’s led to a variety of excessive profile departures all through 2021, together with Google’s director of video games leaving for a position in Google’s cloud team final month. Google now defines Stadia as a “know-how platform for business companions,” which implies the service might ultimately rework into a white-label cloud gaming service.

Regardless of Google’s Stadia struggles, the service has been bettering this 12 months. Google recently slashed its revenue share for builders, added a direct touchscreen control option, and in addition launched Stadia for the Chromecast with Google TV.
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