Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the biggest launches of the year and Google Stadia is committed to making sure the maximum number of players is reached: today Google opened the service to eight new European countries ahead of the game’s global launch on December 10. .
The list of new countries supporting Stadia includes Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Switzerland where gamers can sign up and register now before the game reaches virtual grandstands.
Google recently made the service free for everyone – and even made some games available to play for free, such as Destiny 2 – but most games will need to be purchased à la carte if you don’t have a Google Stadia Pro subscription.
To bring even more players to Stadia at launch, Google announced a special deal for gamers who pre-order Cyberpunk 2077 on Stadia that will allow them to use a single Stadia controller, a Chromecast Ultra and a one-month trial period for Stadia Pro. use. Considering the package was $ 99 at launch in the US, getting it at $ 60 (Cyberpunk 2077’s price) is actually a pretty good deal. (Not in the US? Scroll down for the best Google Stadia deals in your area.)
Stadia’s next big test
While this may look like a new game launch on Stadia, it really is one of the biggest tests the service has undergone over its year-long lifespan – this is a highly anticipated game that should launch on Stadia on the same day as the launch. on PlayStation and Xbox.
If it all goes without a hitch – and it draws new gamers to Google’s gaming platform – Stadia can maintain its relevance into the next year. However, if this game doesn’t spark much interest, it’s further proof that gamers would rather stick with the platforms they know and trust – even if that means long download times – than take a gamble on Google’s game streaming service.
Google’s Stadia bundle offer is a great way to get gamers on their doorstep – and it lasts until at least December 17, 2020 – but only time will tell if gamers will bite.