Just as Bethesda and id Software unleashed Doom Eternal on the world, Google Stadia received its first discount since launch, which is sure to get 'em a few subscribers more. Mind you, Doom may be Eternal but the discount won't.
Having been one of the first games to confirm its launch on Google's cloud gaming service, it's probably fitting to have Doom Eternal drive the first discount. See, it's not all doom and gloom, wink wink.
Anyway, Google Stadia's package The Stadia Premiere Edition has been discounted from $129 to $99. We're talking about the package that comes with a Stadia controller, Chromecast Ultra and three month worth fo Stadia Pro subscription.
That said, you may want to make your decision quickly because not only is the discount not eternal - it lasts until 11:59pm PT / 2:59am ET (on 21 March 2020). Note that the sale is limited to the US.
Google's next move should be the launch of Stadia's free tier, which has been highly anticipated. Granted, the free means you get the service so you have to pay for games, which in Doom Eternal's case is $59.99 and $89.99 for Standard and Deluxe editions, respectively.
In our Doom Eternal preview, Jonathan wrote, "The lack of sprint, relentless combat, and ultra violence are catering to a specific audience, seeking the thrills of an old school shooter with a modern visual palette. For better or worse, it is unapologetically 90's, and will, if nothing else, carve a place for itself amongst the grounded military shooters and loot centric titles ever present on digital storefronts."
As for Stadia, Google have quite the year ahead of them, especially the latter part when Sony and Microsoft are set to deliver their next-gen offerings. We eventually expect the world of cloud gaming and hardware consoles to minimise the overlap, but PS5 and Xbox Series X are likely to be Stadia's competitors until that happens.
You can find the Google Stadia website here .