When Google Stadia was first announced, it was promised that pro users of the service would receive free games on a regular basis, similar to Xbox Live Games With Gold, or PlayStation Plus. At the time, Google didn’t clarify how often that would be. It seems that we now have a clearer idea on how the service will work, moving forward. Google has announced two free games coming to Stadia Pro for the month of December, hopefully setting a precedent for future months.
The two games in question are Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, and Farming Simulator 19: Platinum Edition. These games will follow last month’s line-up of Destiny 2: The Collection and Samurai Shodown.
Tomb Raider is described as: “The cinematic action-adventure that forced Lara Croft to grow from an inexperienced young woman into a hardened survivor has been re-built, featuring an obsessively detailed Lara and a stunningly lifelike world. To survive her first adventure and uncover the island’s deadly secret, Lara must endure high-octane combat, customize her weapons and gear, and overcome grueling environments”. The game originally released in 2013 to universally positive reviews.
Farming simulator 19 allows you to “Become a modern farmer and develop your farm on two huge American and European environments, filled with exciting new farming activities, crops to harvest and animals to tend to. Drive over 300 authentic vehicles and machines now including John Deere – but also Case IH, New Holland, Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Krone, Deutz-Fahr, and many more. Grow your farm online with other players!” The game received mixed reviews upon its release late last year.
These games will be available to Stadia Pro users from the 1st of December. As of right now it is unclear whether these two games will be joining the line-up, alongside Destiny 2 and Samurai Shodown, or whether they will be replacing them. Users have been questioning whether those who join Stadia Pro in December will receive all 4 games, or only December’s line-up.
Stadia Pro’s free game offerings appear to work in a similar fashion to other services, meaning “you will have access to play the games you claim while you are a member of Stadia Pro. If your subscription lapses or you cancel it, you will lose access to those titles, though you’ll continue to have access to all the games you’ve purchased on Stadia”.
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