As it prepares to launch a new Party Stream feature and expand its game catalog, Google Stadia is adopting a new method for managing game trials.
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 saw no new Google Stadia game releases.
This year, Google has already launched 44 new games to Stadia. Google added 107 new games to the Stadia library in 2021, and in 2022, the company vowed to add at least 100 more—a lofty goal at the current pace.
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 This week saw the release of a few new games for Google Stadia, starting with Slaycation Paradise. The game’s availability on Stadia is still in question even though StadiaSource mentioned it in a video last week that has since been taken down. The game was mentioned as coming to Google’s platform. Tri6: In a similar way as spotted , infinite was.
In the meantime, Snowtopia, a Ski Resort Builder game, was rated on PEGI for Stadia, and Dungeon and Gravestone was confirmed to be in production for Stadia. Soccer Story: An Indie RPG was also formally introduced for Stadia.
UPDATES Google Stadia is experimenting with a novel game testing strategy.
With more than 120 currently available, Stadia has increased its focus on game trials in recent months. Those trials have mainly concentrated on different lengths of time, with a trial being playable only once for a specific length of time. However, Stadia is now experimenting with a new trial technique that is based more on missions and accomplishments than on time.
Google and Game Developer both approved the new testing technique. Trials based on achievements are now running through an A/B test on Stadia using Control and Sniper Elite 4. It appears that most players spend about an hour on the first mission before earning the Beginning of the End using the new trial system. These trials still have a time limit of 60 minutes.
According to Karan Arora, senior product manager at Stadia, the inspiration for this new style of trial comes from the fact that creators produce worthwhile achievements that highlight the essence of playing their games. The experience of a new city, according to Arora, is better when you have direction from friends or tour guides than than just exploring on your own in a short amount of time. This new trial approach is similar to that experience.
Event: Rainbow Six Extraction Eclipse
The third Crisis event in Rainbow Six Extraction is currently live and is called Eclipse. With a new foe and other things, the event lasts until September 1. explains the event fully on its website Ubisoft.
Get ready to battle a new foe: the Neoplasm. You must pass through three sub-zones to destroy it, each of which has power shortages and swarms of Archans to contend with. Destroy this new menace to gain access to new, exclusive cosmetics, gear, and other goodies.
Release of Saints Row’s gameplay trailer
There was some uncertainty for a while about whether Saints Row will come to Google Stadia, but any remaining uncertainty has now been dispelled. This week, a Saints Row gameplay trailer with the Stadia logo was published on the official Stadia YouTube channel. On August 23, the game will be made available.