Google Offering Refunds On Stadia Pro Games, But There’s a Catch

You might’ve seen the previous report about Google adding more games to the Stadia Pro subscription, including Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Farming Simulator 19. However, that leaves a curious question for those who already bought the games on the service before becoming freebies. Are they out of luck? Not necessarily.

The company will offer refunds to anyone that purchased the two games following the system’s launch. Google posted a huge blog post explaining how consumers are eligible for these.

“We know that some users have recently purchased these two games for their collection,” Google’s team explains in the post. “Because of the proximity between the launch of the platform, and the announcement of these titles in Stadia Pro, we’re happy to assist you if you’d like to request a refund if you have purchased either or both of these titles, even if it’s outside of our normal policy.”

But there’s a catch. It’s not an automatic process. Those that purchased the games will need to visit Google Stadia’s support page and fill out a request through the Stadia app on the web or mobile. And depending how you paid for these games initially, you could be waiting up to 10 working days to get your money back.

This does lead to an interesting question in the future. If Google begins adding games monthly to its Stadia Pro service, will users still be eligible for refunds if they purchased them in the past? It didn’t quite clarify that far just yet, only for the two titles mentioned above.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Farming Simulator 19 will be available on Stadia Pro starting Dec. 1.