Google said on Wednesday that it would give two months of free access to the paid version of its cloud-based game streaming platform Stadia as people are confined to their homes due to coronavirus outbreaks. Users can use Stadia by downloading the app on their iOS or Android phone or signing up on its website. The company said its offering was open to users in 14 countries, starting on Wednesday, and will be commissioned within the next 48 hours. The paid version, the Stadia Pro, otherwise costs $ 9.99 per month and provides access to games such as GRID and Destiny 2: The Collection in 4K resolution.
Launched late last year, The stadium People are designed to easily access console-quality games as they email over an array of Internet-connected devices.
“It is very important to maintain social distance, but staying at home for a long time can feel difficult and isolated,” said Stadia Vice President Phil Harrison in an online post.
“Video games can be an important way to socialize with friends and family when you’re stuck at home.”
Google Providing free access to Stadia for two months. Those who sign up to the service will be able to play nine games, including the Destiny Collection, and will have the option to purchase other titles according to Harrison.
“With demand increasing due to more people at home during this time, we are taking a responsible approach to Internet traffic,” Harrison said.
Stadia already adjusts the game streaming load based on the Internet capabilities where players live, but is working on scaling back graphics resolution to lighten the online data load. “To further reduce load on the Internet, we’re working toward a temporary feature that changes the default screen resolution from 4k to 1080p”, the company said in a blog post.
“Most people on a desktop or laptop will not notice a significant drop in the quality of gameplay,” Harrison warned, stating that support of Stadia technology could be interrupted due to Google employees working from home during the epidemic.
Google has sought to disrupt the video game world with Stadia, not revealing how many fans the service has attracted since its November launch.
Google sells kits that have a Stadia controller and a pendant shape Chromecast ultra Wireless connection device that plugs into the television set.
Stadia games are also playable Google Chrome With web browser software on the computer and a Google-made Pixel smartphone from the second generation.