In just under a month, Stadia will be a year old. In that year, they’ve made lots of improvements and released tons of features and games. Aside from their unwanted attention last week, I would say they’re doing alright for being new to the game. Most of what people don’t like about the cloud gaming service falls heavily on the wrong expectations being set both by Google themselves and just as much by us fans. Likely in an effort to boost their player numbers so they can show off and summarize their first year’s successes during their next event, they’re now giving away a free month of Stadia Pro to members who get a friend to sign up.
Here’s how it works – you’ll gift a friend a month of Stadia Pro via a free trial referral and if they then sign up to pay for Pro out of pocket once that trial ends, you’ll get a free 30 days of Stadia Pro as a kickback for your evangelization efforts (US and Canada only, of course). During their free trial, your buddy will get access to 29 games which they can play instantly! For the next few days, they will also have access to two of Stadia’s very first demos – Immortals: Fenyx Rising and HUMANKIND – neither of which requires Stadia Pro to enjoy. These demos can be a good way to get them hooked on the idea of Stadia before they even try your referral link!
If you can think of someone who would like to try Stadia and would like to snag an extra free month in the process, just look for the gift icon at the top right of Stadia as seen in the screenshot below. This may not be visible to everyone yet, but it’s worth a look. The person you’re referring will need to sign up using your link in order for you to get your free month after they begin paying for the service. Lastly, your friend must sign up using the code within 12 months of receiving it for you to benefit.
FREE Stadia Pro games
- Dead By Daylight
- Human Fall Flat
- Lara Croft: Temple of Osiris
- SteamWorld Dig
- West of Loathing
- Destiny 2
- Steamworld Heist
- SteamWorld Dig 2
- SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamesh
- Little Nightmares
- Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
- SUPERHOT: Mind Control Delete
- Panzer Dragoon Remake
- Orcs Must Die 3
- Just Shapes & Beats
- Strange Brigade
- Rock of Ages 3: Make and Break
- Super Bomberman R Online
- Hitman: Complete First Season
- Hello Neighbor
- Metro Last Light Redux
FREE Stadia Demos
- PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle – expired and unavailable for friends you refer!
- HUMANKIND – expires October 28, 2020 (tomorrow)
- Immortals: Fenyx Rising – expires October 29, 2020