Can you believe it’s already been three months since Stadia first launched onto your screens? Time sure flies, but we’re just getting started! With the first three months of most Stadia Pro subscriptions coming to a close, we wanted to address the questions about what happens when a Stadia Pro subscription lapses. Take a look at the FAQs below to learn all about how you can continue gaming with Stadia.
Q: What happens to my Stadia account if I cancel my Stadia Pro subscription or when my 3-months of Stadia Pro expires?
A:If you decide to opt-out of your Stadia Pro subscription, your account will be reverted to the free version of Stadia when you reach your subscription renewal date. Your Stadia Pro subscription will automatically renew though so there’s no lapse in your membership unless you actively cancel.
Q: What will happen to the Stadia Pro games I claimed (e.g. Destiny 2: The Collection)?
A: You’ll lose access to your claimed Stadia Pro games but will retain access to the games you've purchased from the Stadia store.
Q: Will I lose access to the Stadia store if I’m no longer a Stadia Pro subscriber?
A: You’ll continue to have the option to purchase games from the Stadia store and play them.
Q: What will happen to the progress I’ve made on the Stadia Pro games if I cancel my subscription?
A: If you decide to re-subscribe to Stadia Pro, you will regain access to your previously claimed games, as well as retain your progress for those games. Additionally, if you decide to buy one of your previously claimed Stadia Pro games a la carte in the Stadia store, you will regain access to all of your saved data and progress. Your saved progress is safe!
Q: Will I be losing anything else if I cancel my Stadia Pro subscription?
A: You’ll lose the ability to play games in 4K with HDR and also 5.1 surround sound. You'll also lose the ability to claim upcoming Stadia Pro games and access to discounts on game purchases.
Q: What about my friend that didn’t purchase a Founders/Premiere Edition nor receive a Buddy Pass? When will they be able to play games on Stadia?
A: In the coming months, anyone in our 14 launch countries who didn't buy a Premiere Edition or receive a buddy pass will be able to access Stadia for free.