A new partnership between Google and Electronic Arts means that Google Stadia subscribers will soon have access to a variety of new titles. Starting today, subscribers of the Pro version of the video game streaming service will receive PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for free. Additionally, users have been promised several EA games such as Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order that will launch sometime this year.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available to Stadio Pro users for free, and you can head to this link to start playing now. The Pioneer Edition of the battle royale comes with the unique premiere cosmetic bundle as well as the Cold Front survivor pass. Furthermore, the Stadia version of PUBG supports cross-play with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users.
Later this year, EA and Google are working to expand the Stadia catalog with Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, FIFA and Madden NFL titles.
“Cloud is opening up exciting new possibilities for play,” said EA’s Andrew Wilson. “In partnering with Google Stadia, we have an opportunity to deliver some creative and innovative game experiences on an exciting new platform.”
While the games currently do not have an exact date, EA notes that Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is scheduled for launch by the “end of this year”. Meanwhile, expect to see the EA sports games out on Stadia this winter. The partnership is set to continue throughout 2020, and Google has confirmed that more titles from the studio will be released in the following year.
In its infancy, Stadia received some flak for its massive input lag issues, which raised concerns for those interested in using the service for online gaming. For singleplayer games like Star Wars, this isn’t that much of a problem. However, users with slower Internet connection speeds may face problems when playing online games such as PUBG and FIFA.