Google promises refunds for Stadia Pro subscribers who bought December's free games
Starting December 1st, Google Stadia Pro users will get Tomb Raider and Farming Simulator 19 for free as a part of their subscription. Both titles went up for sale on the platform's launch date, so it is likely that a lot of people bought them. There was no way of knowing that the games would be free in December, so it is rather unfair for those who made the purchase. Google has now promised refunds for Stadia Pro subscribers who bought either or both games.
A Stadia community manager issued a statement on the platform's community forum that said, "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."
Stadia's official policies state that only games that have a playtime of two hours or less are eligible for a refund. Additionally, one has to ask for it within fourteen days of purchase. In the case of Tomb Raider and Farming Simulator 19, Google says that it's willing to relax these norms.
Do note that the process isn't automatic and you'll have to apply for a refund by going to the Stadia Help center. If you're a Stadia Pro subscriber, it's best to hold off any purchases until the next month's free titles have been announced, as Google might not extend the same courtesy again.