In order to better promote free trials, demonstrations, Stadia Pro games, and other content, Stadia has redesigned its web store.
Google first revealed Stadia would be getting a new store for users who aren’t registered in back in March. This store was largely designed to let potential new players to play a full game for a few minutes before joining up.
The main Stadia store is getting the same fresh redesign, which includes the same set of updates and a few new tweaks, as first noticed by @scooterama and @in7ead on Twitter. The Stadia store now has a prominent graphic in the background with a gradient to a matching hue, replacing the previous design’s headline of a gallery of screenshots.
The game’s name, price, and other essential details are pinned to the left side of the screen. You’ll notice distinct buttons to buy the game or play it for free for games that feature a demo or time-limited trial of the complete game. Alternatively, there is a convenient option to enable or disable family sharing if it is already in your library.
For games that are offered in one or more bundles, the essential information about each bundle and its cost will be displayed at the bottom of the page. The way Google handles the URLs for Stadia stores has changed, which is another less important aspect. The URL ends with the game’s real name, as follows, rather than a long string of numbers:
https : /store.stadia.google.com/details/be080ad40b434ca289166031d3e88623rcp1/sku/958f4c0900c64e7e83b9218ab479304e
Borderlands 3 is available at https://stadia.google.com/game.
The primary features of the revamp are currently restricted to the game listing pages, with the main Stadia shop page seeming largely untouched. As Stadia enters its third year, it is hoped that new feature releases and design revisions will continue to help Stadia feel fresh.
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