Today is a big day for Google Stadia, as it is expanding so much. Stadia is heading to eight new countries in Europe today, which greatly expands its service footprint. Even better is the fact that the service will start only a few days in advance Cyberpunk 2077 It’s set to be launched, giving people who don’t have a capable console or computer a way to run it.
Specifically, Stadia will be deployed in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Switzerland today. If you live in one of these countries, you can sign up for the service on the Stadia website (as long as you have a Gmail account). Google also notes that the startup will take about 24 hours to complete, so if you can’t sign up right away, this is likely the cause.
As Google explained in its announcement today, everyone who subscribes to Stadia has access to two free games instantly: Destiny 2 And the Bomberman R Online. Of course, Google also offers Stadia Pro subscriptions in all these new regions as well, and the playback rate in all 8 countries is 9.99 € per month.
With this launch in more European countries, Stadia will definitely wrap up 2020 with a big blow. Last month, it announced that it would soon begin testing the browser-based Stadia iOS app. At some point in the past, iOS seemed to be basically out of the question for streaming services like Stadia, Microsoft’s Project xCloud, and Amazon Luna, but Safari-based web apps allow these companies to avoid the iOS App Store’s strict rules surrounding the game Streaming.
We still don’t know when iOS broadcasting will be available to all Stadia users, but we’ll let you know when Google shares more. Likewise, we’ll let you know when Stadia expands to other regions – and hopefully, it won’t be long before Stadia expands to another handful of countries, so stay tuned for more.