Stadia Savepoint: July updates
With July coming to a close, let’s take a look back at our latest Stadia Connect and some other updates we’ve brought to Stadia this month.
In our Stadia Connect, we announced 16 new games and five exclusives on their way to players, representing titles from publishers including Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, 2K Games, Square Enix and Activision. With titles like Outcasters and Orcs Must Die! 3 that are Only on Stadia and exclusive for a limited time, plus new partnerships with Harmonix, Uppercut Games and Supermassive Games for upcoming games, we’re bringing an immense amount of content for players to look forward to. And if you want to try out our first Stadia Games and Entertainment title, Orcs Must Die! 3, click here to play instantly if you already own the game or are a Pro subscriber.
As for other news in July, Stadia players created and played multiplayer games in Crayta and tore up the track in F1® 2020, in addition to many other games now available for purchase on the Stadia store. We also worked with our partners to announce new games coming soon to Stadia including Strange Brigade on August 1, Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break on August 14 into Stadia Pro, plus Celeste, El Hijo: A Wild West Tale, Far Cry 6 and Sniper Elite 4 arriving soon. Stay tuned for these games, plus PGA Tour 2K21 on August 21.
Play Stadia with mobile data
Opt in to a new Experiment rolling out within the Stadia app to play games using 4G and 5G on your Android mobile device. This feature may increase mobile data usage up to 2.7GB/hr. Gameplay is service-, network-, connection-, and game-dependent, and this Experiment may not be available for all games in all areas.
State Share Beta with Crayta
Experience State Share Beta, an early version of the Stadia Enhanced Feature called State Share, within Crayta. Just create a link and share it with other players, sending them instantly into your game to collaborate while creating games or to play together.
Game stats on web
We’ve added support for developers to introduce player statistics, such as total time played and games won. They’re visible within the Achievements list on Stadia.com.
More important features
- Find your friends on Stadia via their Gmail address.
- Browse the Stadia store and Home page via Landscape mode, now supported in the Stadia app on mobile devices.
- Use the Google Assistant button on the Stadia Controller while playing games on Chromecast to get access to quick answers and actions.
Stadia Pro updates
- Get five new games for free with Stadia Pro in August: Strange Brigade, Kona, Metro 2033 Redux, Just Shapes & Beats and Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break (arriving August 14).
- Eighteen existing games are still available to add to your Stadia Pro collection: Destiny 2: The Collection, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, GRID, SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, SteamWorld Dig, SteamWorld Dig 2, SteamWorld Heist, The Turing Test, GYLT, Get Packed, Little Nightmares, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, SUPERHOT, Panzer Dragoon Remake, Crayta, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, West of Loathing, and Orcs Must Die! 3.
- Act quickly: Zombie Army 4: Dead War leaves Stadia Pro on July 31.
- Ongoing discounts for both Stadia Pro subscribers and all players within the Summer of Games Sale. Check out the web or mobile Stadia store for the latest.
Recent content launches on Stadia
New games coming to Stadia
- Dead by Daylight
- El Hijo: A Wild West Tale
- Far Cry 6
- Hello Neighbor
- Hello Neighbor: Hide & Seek
- Hitman 2
- Hitman 3
- Mafia 2 Remastered
- Mafia 3 Remastered
- NBA 2K21
- Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Serious Sam 4
- Sniper Elite 4
- Strange Brigade
- Super Bomberman R Online
- SUPERHOT: Mind Control Delete
- WWE 2K Battlegrounds
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