Google rolls out Stadia in eight European countries, including Poland and Portugal

Google rolls out Stadia in eight European countries, including Poland and Portugal

Search giant Google has launched its Stadia streaming service in more European countries.

In a blog post, the cloud games subscription's head of EMEA business development, Samuel Peterson, wrote that the platform would be coming to Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia or Switzerland within the next 24 hours.

In total, Stadia now works in 22 countries. The fact it is coming to Poland means that local gamers will be able to play Cyberpunk 2077, which is launching on December 10th and coming to Stadia Day One.

"All new Stadia users can also get one free month of Stadia Pro, our premium subscription service that includes a ton of free games just waiting for you to grab and start playing," Peterson wrote.

"Every game you claim on Stadia Pro is yours as long as you remain a member, and more new free games are added every month."

It's been over 12 months since Google launched Stadia in November of last year. We haven't had much of an indication of how the platform has performed to date, but anecdotal reports pointed to Destiny 2's playerbase dropping off considerably on Stadia.

The platform's rather weak launch left many of us wondering what the hell Google was doing with the service.

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