Google Stadia free trials may not be available before launch, but patient gamers will still get to demo the service.
Google’s upcoming video game streaming service got into hot water with it’s lack of a beta trial. However, after much feedback, the company will support a free trial after launch.
“It’ll be a few months until they actually go out,”Google VP and Stadia head of product John Justice said on a StadiaCast. “I don’t know that I’ve mentioned this to anyone yet, so you might be the first. We will be adding trials.”
Unfortunately, these trials will not be available until some time after launch. With Google striving to release well before Microsoft’s Project xCloud, Google has started that the company “doesn’t have time” for betas.
“It’ll be a few months until they actually go out,” Justice continues. “I don’t know that I’ve mentioned this to anyone yet, so you might be the first. We will be adding trials. There’s the launch stuff and then there’s OK, what do we want to do next, next and next after? And trials are something that’s high up on the list.”
Google Stadia doesn’t launch until November 2019. However, for those planning on using Google Stadia free trials, you may not get a chance until early 2020.
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