Early-access games programme

With Stadia early access, you can purchase games that are still in development and play them before they are officially released. With your involvement, these games will evolve as you and the Stadia community provide feedback to the games' developers.

Early-access games are unfinished products. They may have playability issues (including the potential loss of save progress), may change without notice, may have their content ratings change after purchase and may or may not be updated further or completed. Purchase early-access games only if you want to play a game in its current state of development. You may lose access to the game if the developer does not finish it.

How do I join early access?

To join the early access programme, just purchase a game in the Stadia store labelled 'Early access'.

To learn more about early-access games:

On stadia.com

  1. Sign in to your account on stadia.com.
  2. Click Store.
  3. Find a game labelled 'Early access'.
  4. Click the game.
  5. Read the disclaimer below the 'Buy' button.

In the Stadia app

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia app Stadia icon.
  2. Tap Store.
  3. Find a game labelled 'Early access'.
  4. Tap the game.
  5. Read the disclaimer below the 'Buy' button.

To purchase an early-access game, select the Buy button.

Is early access the same as pre-purchasing?

No. When you purchase an early-access game on Stadia, you'll get immediate access to a playable game in a pre-release state of development. If the game receives an official release, you'll still have access to it.

How do I give feedback?

Some games in early access will let you submit feedback to the developer directly in the game, but you'll always be able to give feedback straight to the developer via a link on the product details page.

When are early-access games released?

The developer of each game will determine when it's ready to graduate from early access. Some developers update games with a scheduled release date, while others depend on feedback from the community to determine their release schedule. Some early-access games may never be released, so make sure that you're excited about playing a game in a pre-release state before you purchase it.

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