A tweet from the Google Stadia Twitter account has stated that games purchased with a discount provided by a Stadia Pro subscription will be unavailable for users to play if the subscription has lapsed. However, this information is a communication error and is incorrect. The original statement is in Italian, addressing a question posed to the account. The translation reads: “Hi! We saw your post and we want to help you! Games obtained free or with discounts thanks to the Stadia Pro subscription will no longer be available once the subscription has expired. You can continue playing with the games you have purchased at full price. A greeting!”
However, Google has since clarified to IGN that this is a communications error, and that games purchased with a discount will remain playable even if your Pro subscription has ended or is on hiatus.
This means the system works akin to Sony’s PlayStation Plus discounts; even if your PS+ subscription has lapsed, any game you purchased using a PS+ discount is yours to keep forever without the need for an active subscription.
Google Stadia has now launched, but its initial days have been rocky. Stadia users are already demanding refunds and starting petitions over delays, and reviews of the service have been mixed so far. Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.