Stadia Connect by Google brought us some exciting announcements. The most important news is that Google is working with Electronic Arts. However, this does not mean that we will see the entire library of EA Games on the service any time soon.
Last week Google publicly announced that their Stadia service would become free for two months. So, we decided to see the impact it had on the platform’s popularity.
Google has announced that Stadia will be free for two months. The promo launches today for all users with active Gmail accounts. However, it may take up to 48 hours to become available to everyone. Users will have access to 1080p streaming at 60 FPS.
Google has announced the launch of their new project called Stadia Makers. It is aimed at independent developers who work on Unity engine (starting with 2019.3 version) and plan on releasing games in 2020 or 2021.
Back when Stadia was launching Google teased a lot of great features including 4K game streaming at 60 FPS. However, there were issues and players did not get this feature.
Slowly, yet daily steadilly Google does increase the number of Stadia subscribers. Now Google offers three free months of Stadia Pro with Chromecast Ultra. The best part is that you do not need to buy a new device.
Business Insider reporters have interviewed several indie developers about their opinion on Stadia. Looks like we finally know why Stadia struggles to bring more games to the platform.
Stadia Founders and Premier edition owners will get a chance to add three free games to their collection this month. These titles are GRID, SteamWorld Dig 2 and SteamWorld Quest, the games are available starting on the 1st of March.
Global Beta Test Network has recently sent out an email newsletter regarding an upcoming beta for Stadia subscribers. In order to get access to the test users were required to fill in a form.
Stadia has been an exclusive available only on Google branded Pixel phones for a while. This is changing now, as Google adds Razer and ASUS ROG smartphones to the list of supported devices. This may not sound impressive, however, they are also partnering with Samsung, bringing Stadia to a large number of Samsung phones , including the S20 series.