Stadia: Subscription service compatible with other subscriptions

Publishers with big portfolios will be able to include their own subscriptions on top of Stadia subscription.

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Last week, Google announced that 4K streaming available through Stadia Pro will cost users $9.99 per month. That does not cover the price of games that will be sold separately. Alternatively, Stadia players could access games through subscription services of individual publishers. The news came from Google Stadia lead Phil Harrison.

As all new things in game streaming are only conveyed using television metaphors, YouTube’s E3 Live host Geoff Keighley didn’t fail to use one in this instance. To use Keighley’s analogy, it’s like buying an HBO subscription on top of a paid cable TV package.

Harrison stressed, however, that additional subscriptions will only be available for bigger publishers with “significant line-ups.”

As far as significant line-ups go, Ubisoft has just that. And from September 3, 2019 the publisher will also have its own game subscription called Uplay Plus. So its no surprise that in addition to PC, Uplay Plus be accessible via Stadia.

The players will be able to enjoy the library of 100+ Ubisoft games for $14.99/€14.99 a month. It will include all the legacy titles along with the upcoming games like Watch Dogs Legion and Ghost Recon Breakpoint.

With this, we can now start planning our games subscription budget for this fall.

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