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Stadia announces entire Steamworld franchise coming soon - including some titles free to Pro subscribers

by: Eric -
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With the number of Stadia announcements this week, I may have to officially retire my usual opening line about how they "opened the door a bit to offer a peek". With the recent barrage of information, Stadia is starting to look more like a regular gaming platform (will wonders never cease?).

Today's announcement involves the Steamworld franchise (Steamworld Dig 1 & 2, Steamworld Heist, and Steamworld Quest), which is coming in its entirety to Stadia "very soon". Even better than that, the two most recent and desirable titles - Steamworld Dig 2 and Steamworld Quest - will be free for Stadia Pro subscribers at launch. Not bad, Stadia, not bad.

Though there is no official release date, the Stadia community blog post did offer a bunch of info on all four games. I won't copy it all over to our site, but go ahead and click here for all the details.

A few interesting observations: Stadia is making the two newest titles free to Pro subscribers - not the older titles as one might expect. There is also nothing to indicate that these "free" titles will be part of that month's free game offerings - it appears that these Steamworld games will be bonus freebies. That might be an incorrect assumption, but its delightful to think that Google might start rolling out free titles like this.  

Either way, it is refreshing to see these announcements coming with more frequency. Keep 'em coming, Google!