Although we still have to wait couple of more months to see if Stadia becomes a successful venture, the game streaming seems to be the future of the industry due to increased accessibility. Despite that, rumors in recent times have suggested that the games on stadia would be cheaper compared to other marketplaces. However, that won’t be the case as Phil Harrison said that games on Stadia will cost the same as other marketplaces.
Harrison’s latest comment came during his recent interview with Eurogamer after he was asked if titles will be cheaper on the platform. He replied, “I don’t know why it would be cheaper. The value you get from the game on Stadia means you can play it on any screen in your life – TV, PC, laptop, tablet, phone. I think that is going to be valuable to players.”
Google finally revealed full details on Stadia earlier this month. The streaming service will come with two different tiers including a free version. While the service will initially launch with the paid plan, Google stated the free service will debut sometime later next year. If you go for the premium route, you will have to pay $9.99 per month and you will be able to stream games in 4K if you have a faster internet connection. Moreover, the paid plan will contain several high-profile games for free and other major publishers will bring their own titles on the platform shortly after the launch. As for the free tier, it will have 1080p maximum resolution and no free games.
However, Harrison didn’t reveal how much gamers would be required to pay for different titles on Stadia. He said, “It’s a bit difficult for me to say what the prices will be right now. But we’re obviously going to be very aware of prevailing prices in the marketplace.”
At the moment, we will have to wait to see if Stadia can attract gamers upon its release as most of the gamers are concerned about internet connection and want to buy packaged titles instead.