GeForce Now and Amazon Luna start offering free trials after Stadia closes
Cloud-based gaming services such as Nvidia GeForce Now and Amazon Luna have started offering gamers a two-month free trial following the closure of Google Stadia on January 18. That’s the notice that game publisher Ubisoft sent out to its account holders.
The Priority tier for GeForce Now costs $10 per month. For that money, gamers get up to 1080p/60fps streaming, ray tracing and access to six hours of unlimited sessions. The service is now offering a promo code to try out this subscription for free for two months. The promotion is presumably not limited to Stadia players, but applies to anyone with an Ubisoft account.
Amazon Luna is also running a promotion, temporarily extending the 7-day free trial of Luna Plus to two months. Luna Plus costs $9.99 per month and offers 1080p/60fps game streaming, streaming on two devices simultaneously and access to more than 200 games. Amazon Prime customers get additional perks, including a constantly updated list of free games. Amazon Luna is currently available in the U.S. only.
GeForce Now also offers an Ultimate level subscription for $19.99 per month. Its holders get increased resolution and frame rate in games, sessions of up to eight hours and exclusive access to the fastest servers. Performance is boosted to 4K/240 frames per second when played through the GeForce RTX 4080 Rig, which improves RTX 4080 performance (including DLSS 3 and maximum ray tracing).
Google itself has launched a reimbursement program for purchases from Stadia. Players will lose access to all games and saves on the service, but many publishers allowed them to transfer achievements to other platforms.