The search engine giant also pledged to make the Google Play Store a more open platform and provide more ways for consumers and developers to conduct transactions outside the app.
Stadia has struggled to garner an audience over the last two years, but don't expect Google to ditch the cloud gaming sector altogether.
Twitch also saw its first year-over-year decline since the onset of COVID-19, though the pandemic's effects make clean predictions for any platform difficult.
The new policy halves Google's subscription fee and could help broaden the Play store's appeal for non-gaming sectors.
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Ryan Cassidy, product manager for the Google Maps Platform, talks to GameDaily about the decision to make the API widely available, and the future of location-based gaming.
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney laments that it's still not a level playing field.
The free Base tier is still on its way, but for now Google is looking to entice gamers stuck at home with two months of free Stadia Pro.
The retail giant is ambitious, but analysts are skeptical that it can have a lasting effect.
In an effort to recruit more indies to the cloud platform, Stadia said it would offset some of the development costs.