Google Stadia Subscriptions: Is The $9.99/Month Stadia Pro Subscription Worth It Or You’d Rather Stick To The Free Stadia Base

Google Stadia Subscriptions: Is The $9.99/Month Stadia Pro Subscription Worth It Or You’d Rather Stick To The Free Stadia Base
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All eyes are set for the launch of Google Stadia, Google’s new cloud gaming service. As the November release date approaches, the company continues to reveal the details of the upcoming gaming service. So far, we know that Stadia will have two subscriptions – free and paid.

Stadia Base will be a free subscription, while Stadia Pro is a paid subscription that will set you back $9.99 a month. Now, one thing every gamer should understand is what each package will offer, and the availability. Will the free subscription be enough, or you will need the Pro subscription? That’s what everyone is asking, and here’s what the company has revealed so far.

Stadia Base, being a free subscription, won’t offer the ultimate experience. But you can still stream games in 1080p at 60fps with stereo sound. This package will be the best to have a feel of what the service offers but unfortunately, there are no free games, and again, it’s not coming soon – until 2020.

Launching in November, Stadia Pro is the package that offers a $2000-rig gaming performance. You can stream games in 4K HDR with 5.1 Surround sound. The paid subscription also comes with access to over 30 AAA titles including Ghost Recon Breakpoint, The Division 2, NBA 2K, Borderlands 3, Grid 2019, and Final Fantasy XV just to mention a few.

For $9.99 a month, this is not a bad list of games and remember the company promised at least one free game per month for Stadia Pro subscribers. Even though the free games offered might not interest you, 4K streaming is an invaluable addition to this package.

There will also be the Founders Edition bundle, which includes everything you will need to start enjoying this new cloud gaming service. The bundle will go for $129 and includes Google Stadia Controller ($69) and Chromecast Ultra ($59). On top of that, the bundle has three months Stadia Pro subscription, three months Buddy Pass, and first dibs on your Stadia username.

Founders Edition offers the best value for money. But that is if you don’t have a controller or the Chromecast. Otherwise, you will be paying for stuff you don’t need.

With the new streaming service, Google fulfill the “one place for all the ways we play,” promise they made during Stadia Connect. All you will need is a stable internet connection, and the controller (s). That sounds a great deal for gamers who don’t have the budget for a $2000 rig or a console.