With only 20 new games available as of the beginning of May 2022, the pace of new game releases on Google Stadia has been, to put it mildly, disappointing.
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 Google finally exceeded 20 new games on Stadia during this calendar year as May 2022 gets underway. That makes up one-fifth of the company’s list of this year’s expected expansions.
This week brings new releases like Overcooked: All You Can Eat and Elemental War II, the latter of which debuted today. Of course, both of these games are wonderful inclusions, with Overcooked being a standout purchase. The game’s focus on social interaction makes it a perfect fit for Stadia, although it’s terrible that cross-play isn’t supported. Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles debuted on Stadia during the previous weekend as well.
Overcooked: All You Can Eat Elemental War II Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles Throughout this calendar year, Google has launched 22 new games on Stadia. Google added 107 new games to the Stadia library in 2021, and by 2022, the company promised at least 100 more, which is a lofty goal at the current pace.
COMING GAMES TO STADA There were no new Stadia games announced by Google this week, and no other sources indicated that any new games were in the works. Cities: Skylines, which ought to appear this month, is the following significant release that we anticipate.
Risk of Rain 2: Survivors of the Void is now in the fourth quarter.
Risk of Rain 2’s first expansion had its PC premiere earlier this year, but Survivors of the Void’s console and Stadia releases have received little attention from the makers. Sadly, it was announced this week that the expansion has been postponed until Q4 2022 in order to make Stadia and console versions of the game more similar to the PC version when they launch.
Live Mays Pro games
Four games from the most recent batch were made accessible to Stadia Pro subscribers this week. The new inclusions comprise:
Life is Strange: Remastered, Floor Kids, The Nightmare Prince, Trine 4, and Kemono Heroes are among the Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles games that have been removed from Stadia Pro.
Indie Game Sales
This week, Stadia has some excellent sales on independent games, with some titles discounted by up to 80%. Among prominent transactions are:
see the full sale on the Stadia Store is possible. The finest offers are accessible only to active Pro members, which is important.
FIFA 22 evaluates cross-play assistance
This week, EA revealed a test for FIFA 22’s cross-platform multiplayer capability. This news would undoubtedly benefit the game’s Stadia gamers greatly. Players will have the option to play with players on other platforms as part of the test or not.
The test has begun to run.
Game rating updates for City Legends
The ERSB recently revised the age classification for one of the Stadia games, which is a very uncommon action. Players of City Legends: The Curse of the Crimson Shadow Complete Edition on Stadia received notification from Google that the game’s rating was changing from E10 to Teen. This won’t have any effect on the game’s content, but it will have an influence on any age limitations placed on your Stadia account or any sharing with your child.
Google Search now displays Stadia game results.
Though it may seem like an obvious step, three years after the platform’s launch, Stadia is now showing actual game listings in Google Search. This occurs at the same time when Stadia has updated game shop listings.