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    Google is not planning a beta test for the Stadia gaming service


    The Google Stadia launch in November is fast approaching and you can reserve access to the cloud gaming service in advance, but you can't sign up for a beta test because there won't be one.

    Speaking with GamesRadar +, Google ' s vice president and head of Stages Phil Harrison ruled out the possibility of starting a beta version of the service, outside of the Project Stream tests that have already happened.

    "We are not going to do a new test in the UK or Europe," says Harrison. ' If we had time, we probably would have, but we don't have to. '

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    In other words, you can't try it before you buy it – you'll just have to trust that Stages will work on your internet connection and hardware when you raise money. There is at least one free layer to take advantage of after the first purchase of the controller and Chromecast.

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    The GamesRadar + reveal comes from the latest in a series of interviews that Harrison does with the gaming press. Yesterday we heard that games on Stadiums will probably cost the same as on a console.

    For a monthly fee of $ 10 / £ 9 you get access to a selection of games as part of your subscription and also in 4K, but certain top titles will cost you extra. The free version, with lower resolutions, will be launched next year.

    The only way to get into Google Stages right now is through the Founder & apos; Reserve s edition in advance for $ 129 / £ 119 directly from Google. So far there seem to be no plans to launch the game service in Australia.

    In a separate interview, Harrison says he expects broadband data caps in the US to increase or disappear completely, so that Stadia gamers can stream interrupted. He also confirmed that if games were pulled from the Stadia library, they would still be available to those who had purchased them.

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    Via 9to5Google

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