Recently Google’s director of Product Andrey Doronichev offered some details on Google’s Stadia online gaming service coming in November. A number of questions were asked during a Reddit AMA, and one of the key tidbits is what you get with a Google Stadia Pro subscription.
Doronichev was clear that the Stadia Pro service won’t be an “all you can eat” plan. For the $10 monthly charge players get “roughly one free game per month.” There are some other benefits to the Pro subscription.
“To be clear, Stadia Pro is not ‘Netflix for Games’ like some people have mentioned,” Doronichev said. “A closer comparison would be like Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus. The Pro subscribers get 4K/HDR streaming, 5.1 sound, exclusive discounts, and access to some free games. Roughly one free game per month give or take. Starting with Destiny 2.”
Base plans won’t offer the free game or other benefits. The base plan only gives access to the gaming hardware in the data center, and then players spend their money on the games they want. He also noted that the Stadia controller wouldn’t support Bluetooth audio at launch, wired headphones will be required reports Engadget.