If you’ve been following the progression of Google’s streaming game service Stadia…well, you’ve been following a pretty bare trickle of news. Here’s the latest drop: starting in February, subscribers to the $10 Stadia Pro tier (currently the only option) will get Gylt and Metro Exodus for free.
Gylt is an indie horror game from Tequila Works, in which you play a girl traversing a nightmare version of a small town to find her cousin. It’s notable for being the only game exclusive to Stadia at launch, and indeed, it remains the only exclusive title. Metro Exodus is the latest entry in an acclaimed first-person shooter series, based on a book series about survival in Moscow subway tunnels after a nuclear apocalypse. Metro Exodus is available to purchase on Stadia at full price, and also on consoles and the Epic Game Store on PC.
If you’re keeping track, that brings the total list of free games on Stadia Pro to seven, starting on February 1st:
- Destiny 2
- Farming Simulator 19
- Metro Exodus
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Samurai Showdown
Since that’s a pretty good chunk of Stadia’s library at the moment, Pro members might be tempted to hold off on any big purchases. Who knows which new games will be free next month?
The Stadia versions of Red Dead Online and Ghost Recon Breakpoint are also getting more of their after-launch content: “Moonshiners” for Red Dead and several raids and the Terminator movie tie-in event for Ghost Recon.
Google also announced a partnership with BT. New UK fiber broadband subscribers at the £40 level and above will get a free Stadia Premiere Edition (the controller and a Chromecast Ultra) and three months of Pro access. It’s very similar to the Verizon partnership announced last week in the US.