This week, Google Stadia added a number of new games, including the utterly entertaining Time on Frog Island.
On 9to5Google, we compile some of the Stadia news that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to discuss in our weekly series called Stadia Changelog. A summary of the new games that were added to Stadia during the week, a list of games that received upgrades and fixes, a list of new games that have been confirmed or are rumored to be coming to the platform, and more are included. Check out Bandwidth, our weekly examination of the remainder of the cloud gaming industry, which includes GeForce Now, Luna, and more, every Friday when you return.
GAME UPDATES ON STADA This week, Google introduced three new games on the Stadia Store, with Time on Frog Island being the most important because it was made available on Stadia Pro simultaneously with other platforms. Although we haven’t played the game yet, it looks incredibly beautiful and delicious, and the theme song (below) has been playing nonstop in my head all week.
Other recent changes include:
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Time on Frog Island Notably, Valiant Hearts: The Great War was released with Direct Touch functionality, enabling Stadia players to use touchscreen controls on mobile phones and tablets.
This year, Google has already launched 41 new games to Stadia. More weeks like this one would undoubtedly help the platform fulfill that goal. In 2021, Google added 107 new games to the Stadia library, and the company promised at least 100 new games throughout 2022.
The promise of 100 new games has notably stopped appearing in Google’s most recent community updates and blog articles; the last time it did so was in March.
COMING GAMES TO STADA Yars: Recharged, the following title in Atari’s Recharged series, is available now. This year, the game will launch on all platforms, including Google Stadia, it has been announced.
Saints Row will be arriving to Stadia, as was also announced last week.
UPDATES Outcasters is currently a free game.
Going free to play is one of the few results of Stadia Games and Entertainment. Splash Damages Outcasters is currently available for free, however it is practically in maintenance mode.
more trials of new games
With over 100 games currently available, Google stated that more fresh game trials are now accessible on Stadia.
To help you find additional games in the Stadia shop, 24 new Click to Play Trials are now accessible. Currently, everyone can play more than 100 full-game trials for free without having to register for a Stadia account. New trials for Hello Engineer , Enter The Gungeon , and Terraria have made it simpler than ever to choose which game to add to your ever-growing backlog.
Stadia increases Android TV compatibility while preparing a new feature.
This week, our Kyle Bradshaw dug deep into the Stadia v4.22 APK and found some upcoming new features. The addition of a warning for too many participants and the potential addition of a spectator mode are all features that Stadia postings may support in the near future. There are a few other strings in the app that have been noticed elsewhere, but we’re very sure they belong to Google Assistant and not Stadia. Google’s apps frequently have small overlaps like this.
You can read Kyle’s comprehensive analysis here.
In other news, the Stadia Controller is now better supported by recent revisions to the Android TV app.