Google is planning a free version of Stadia.



The tech giant's vice president Phil Harrison has confirmed the company is looking at launching a free tier edition of the cloud gaming service - which arrived in November last year - later in 2020.

Opening up about the so-called Stadia Base, he told Protocol: "The big strategic difference is that over the next few months you will be able to experience Stadia for free.

"No money down, without having to put a box in your home, you can just click and play amazing games straight from our data centre."

Late last month, Google also revealed 'Glyt' and 'Metro Exodus' are arriving on Stadia Pro this moth.

Stadia Pro - which costs £8.99 a month - is the platform's premium subscription service, which gives users access to a handful of free games, discounts on others and resolution up to 4K.

Also included in the library so far as 'Destiny 2: The Collection', 'Samurai Shodown', 'Farming Simulator 19 Platinum Edition', 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' and 'Thumper'.

Earlier this year, the company promised more than 10 Stadia timed-exclusives by July, with over 120 games coming to the platform throughout the year.

Google said: "Looking at our upcoming lineup, we are tracking more than 120 games coming to Stadia in 2020, and are targeting more than 10 games in the first half of this year alone that will be only available on Stadia when they launch.

"We're working with our partners to share more on those games soon."