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Stadia Savepoint: June updates

It’s time for another round of our Savepoint series, where we recap the new games, features and updates available on Stadia.

A video shows the new Stadia Pro titles, Stadia store games and features that launched on Stadia in June 2022.
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In June, players learned about the culture and traditions of the Vikings in Discovery Tour: Viking Age and restored justice as a famed hero in Zorro: The Chronicles. They also set out on a chaotic quest in Rabbids: Party of Legends, a family party game for up to four players. Plus, Play Days events gave everyone on Stadia the chance to play Dead by Daylight, Assassin's Creed Origins and Rainbow Six Siege.

Active Stadia Pro subscribers claimed seven new games in June. That included four games that launched directly within Stadia Pro’s library of more than 50 titles: Deliver Us The Moon, Lake, DEATHRUN TV and Through the Darkest of Times. Pro subscribers also claimed Ben 10: Power Trip, TOHU and Golf With Your Friends. It’s easy to try out new games like these in the Pro library, especially since creating a new Stadia account includes an offer for a one-month trial of Stadia Pro.

Last month, Stadia also continued to experiment with Click to Play Trials, adding 60 new trials that you can start playing in seconds. With more than 100 trials now available, you can try full games like Terraria, Far Cry 6 or OUTRIDERS WORLDSLAYER at no additional cost and without creating a Stadia account.

A white Stadia webpage shows many game covers with a red and white play button overlay.

In June, Stadia added 60 new trials for full games available on the Stadia store. Just click to play and try over 100 games without creating a Stadia account.

In June, Stadia launched on the new Samsung Gaming Hub, available on Samsung 2022 Smart TVs. Just connect a controller and start playing Stadia games at home with friends or family. For more information, check out our Help Center article.

Stadia games are shown on a purple screen included within Samsung's new Gaming Hub.

One of Stadia’s biggest goals is to provide easier access to cloud gaming across more devices. And in June, we announced that Stadia will be launching in Mexico later this year! We look forward to welcoming players in Mexico, which will be the 23rd country with access to Stadia.

Stadia Pro updates

June content launches on Stadia:

Stadia announcements in June:

As always, we’ll be back next month to share another recap. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Stadia Community Blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for the latest on new games, features and updates.

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Stadia Savepoint: May updates

It’s time for another round of our Savepoint series, where we recap the new games, features and updates available on Stadia.

In May, players whipped up a cooking frenzy in Overcooked! All You Can Eat and tried a new spin on the tower defense genre with Elemental War 2, which includes support for Crowd Choice on Stadia. Some players even turned their clocks back to the Stone Age with Far Cry Primal, fending off fierce predators in an open world adventure.

Active Stadia Pro subscribers enjoyed five new games in their library of more than 50 titles, including Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles, which launched on the Stadia store at the same time as other platforms. Pro subscribers also claimed OUTRIDERS, PAW Patrol The Movie: Adventure City Calls, Kaze and the Wild Masks and Cities: Skylines to play in seconds. It’s easy to try out new games like these in the Pro library, especially since creating a new Stadia account includes an offer for a one-month trial of Stadia Pro at no additional cost.

For seasoned Stadia players or anyone interested in trying cloud gaming for the first time, Click to Play Trials offer a chance to play full games at no additional cost and with no Stadia account required. In May, we continued to experiment with trials on Stadia by adding two new games — Overcooked! All You Can Eat and Cities: Skylines. Try these two games, or the 24 other active trials available, on your computer browser or your phone.

A white Stadia webpage shows the Stadia logo and two game key art images, including black boxes underneath each that display how long each trial lasts.

In May, two new games added trials for players to enjoy on Stadia at no additional cost and without creating a Stadia account — just Click to Play.

Last month, we refreshed game pages on the Stadia store for an updated look at game content, offers and sales. And in May, we made it easier to access games on Stadia even when you’re not logged in. Now, players can find their favorite games with just a quick search on Google.

A GIF shows a mostly black and blue video displaying a Google search results page transforming into quick gameplay on Stadia in Risk of Rain 2 with a character fighting purple enemies.

Search for Risk of Rain 2 on Google and jump into the game in seconds. Check out its Click to Play Trial, which players can try at no additional cost and without a Stadia account.

Stadia Pro Updates

May content launches on Stadia

Stadia announcements in May:

  • DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace (Coming July 15, 2022)
  • DreamWorks Dragons: Legends of The Nine Realms
  • L.O.L Surprise! B.B’s Born To Travel (Coming October 7, 2022)
  • Mighty Switch Force! Collection
  • My Little Pony: A Maretime Adventure (Coming September 30, 2022)
  • Star Trek Prodigy: Supernova (Coming October 2022)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online – High Isle expansion
  • Those Who Remain (Coming July 2022)
  • Through The Darkest of Times

As always, we’ll be back next month to share another recap. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Stadia Community Blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for the latest on new games, features and updates.

Powering discovery and trial with Immersive Stream for Games

Growing up, I faced a big decision every year — which new video game would I put on my birthday list? I could rarely try out a new game before buying it, so this was always a risky (and stressful) choice.

Within the past decade, though, internet-connected devices have made those choices a lot easier by helping us quickly discover new games and entertainment. With cloud gaming in particular, players can try out a new adventure in just one click — without waiting for downloads or installs.

Immersive Stream for Games, Google’s cloud gaming technology, powers both our Stadia gaming platform and publishers’ ability to deliver games directly to their players. And today, Immersive Stream for Games is supporting world-renowned publisher Capcom with their launch of a cloud demo for their award-winning survival horror game, Resident Evil Village. More players than ever can now try the game in seconds on Capcom’s website via their computer browser, compatible smartphone or tablet at no additional cost. Explore Castle Dimitrescu and its mysterious Village within the demo for as long as you want, and as many times as you dare…

A blue picture of a cold, snowy village is placed next to a dark, dimly lit castle interior, with a button in the middle inviting players to try the demo.

Click to play today's new cloud demo of Resident Evil Village at no additional cost from your computer browser, smartphone or tablet.

Click to Play discovery and trial

Our goal is to reduce the amount of time and effort it takes to access games so that players can quickly discover new worlds and adventures. With Immersive Stream, publishers can deliver games for their players to try in seconds. For example, in the past year, AT&T used Immersive Stream to make Control Ultimate Edition and Batman™: Arkham Knight available for their customers to play. With the power of AT&T’s 5G network, customers have been able to easily try these two award-winning games in full, at home or on the go.

For Capcom, Immersive Stream helps them experiment with cloud gaming to deliver a AAA gaming experience directly to new and current players using devices they already own. For example, after trying the new cloud demo on Capcom’s official website, players can find available platforms to purchase the full game and continue playing, or uncover recent news and info.

A snowy scene includes a tractor and other junk on the ground as the player holds a firearm, defending against multiple enemies approaching.

Don't have a controller? No problem - play the new cloud demo of Resident Evil Village from Capcom on your smartphone or tablet with a touch screen button overlay.

Immersive Stream also powered the launch of Stadia, showcasing how a dedicated cloud gaming platform can help players discover more than 200 games and counting without waiting for downloads or installs. Today, we’re continuing to explore new ways for Stadia players to easily find and try new content.

The white Stadia website shows a list of game titles available to try for free with trials to play.

Discover new games on Stadia with 15 trials (and counting), available to play at no additional cost and without creating a Stadia account.

Fifteen trials of full games are now available on Stadia for players to explore at no additional cost and without creating a Stadia account — with more trials coming this year. For some players, Stadia’s Click to Play Trials are an easy way to try cloud gaming for the first time. For others, they’re a chance to check out a new gameplay genre or play a new game they’ve been on the fence about purchasing.

The future of exploration and play

Immersive Stream for Games makes games more immediately accessible for players across more devices — with the ability to choose how and where they want to play. And compared to the challenges of in-person industry events, cloud gaming is unique in its ability to help publishers deliver their games for players to discover and try in seconds. Our work with customers like Capcom and AT&T, as well as our own ongoing development of Stadia, gets us that much closer to helping players around the world easily explore new adventures.

Stadia Savepoint: April updates

It’s time for another round of our Savepoint series, where we recap the new games, features and updates available on Stadia.

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In April, players took a swing at the leaderboard in Golf With Your Friends. Meanwhile, those who wanted a bit more action fought the undead in House of the Dead: REMAKE, a callback to the original 1997 arcade classic. Like any game on Stadia, players could jump into these titles right away, without waiting for downloads or installs.

Active Stadia Pro subscribers enjoyed four additions to the Pro games library, including two new titles that launched on Stadia — World War Z: Aftermath and City Legends - The Curse of the Crimson Shadow. Pro subscribers could also claim Chicken Police - Paint it RED! and Ys IX: Monstrum Nox at no cost to add to their growing library of titles. It’s easy to try out new games like these in the Pro library, especially since creating a new Stadia account includes a one-month trial of Stadia Pro.

We’re continuing to make it easier for players to try Stadia in seconds, without having to create an account. In April, we doubled the number of timed trials for full games on Stadia, adding seven new trials — including World War Z: Aftermath, HUMANKIND and DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age. You can now choose from 13 trials to play, all at no cost.

A GIF shows a user progressing through black Stadia menus and entering a blue gameplay environment in Risk of Rain 2, controlling a red character as they attack blue enemies firing orange fireballs.

Stadia feature updates

  • Store game page refresh: Check out all content bundles, sales, available trials and add-on content for Stadia store games with an updated look on web and mobile web.
The Stadia store page for Ys IX: Monstrum Vox shows a trial, bundled content, and other actions for users to try.
  • Public parties game search: Create a public party for any multiplayer game when playing with a new game search bar on web.

Stadia Pro updates

April content launches on Stadia:

Stadia announcements in April:

  • DEATHRUN TV
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach

As always, we’ll be back next month to share another recap. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Stadia Community Blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for the latest on new games, features and updates.

Stadia Savepoint: March updates

It’s time for another round of our Savepoint series, where we recap the new games, features and updates available on Stadia.

Last month, new titles like Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion, Dawn of the Monsters and Mad Streets launched on the Stadia store for purchase. Plus, with the global releases of Ryan's Rescue Squad and Trivial Pursuit Live! 2, Stadia players could play right away without waiting to download or install.

Players also experienced gameplay twists with new expansions and add-on content in Stadia games in March. In Dawn of Ragnarök, a major new expansion for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, players took control of the Norse god Odin within a legendary Viking saga. Meanwhile, 505 Games’ Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night revealed a new playable character available at no cost — Aurora from Child of Light!

In March, the Stadia Pro library grew to 51 titles for subscribers to claim and play. That included five games added to the Pro library on March 1: Race with Ryan: Road Trip Deluxe Edition, Adam Wolfe, Dawn of the Monsters, Darksiders Genesis and Darkwood.

It’s easy to try out a new game in the Pro library, especially since creating a new Stadia account includes a one-month trial of Stadia Pro. Play Day events in March also unlocked games like Dead by Daylight, Rainbow Six Siege and Far Cry 6 to play at no additional cost.

Finally, at the Google for Games Developer Summit in March, we announced that timed trials for full games are being added to Stadia.com. Play nine trials at no cost and without creating a Stadia account. Try it now with the 60-minute trial of Risk of Rain 2.

A GIF shows a user progressing through black Stadia menus and entering a blue gameplay environment in Risk of Rain 2, controlling a red character as they attack blue enemies firing orange fireballs.

Stadia Pro updates

March content launches on Stadia:

Stadia announcements in March:

As always, we’ll be back next month to share another recap. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Stadia Community Blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for the latest on new games, features and updates.

Top news from the Google for Games Developer Summit

This week, we hosted the Google for Games Developer Summit, a free digital event for developers, publishers and advertisers to discuss what’s new in games. And with over three billion global players across platforms, there was plenty of ground to cover. From Android Game Development Kit updates to the new Immersive Stream for Games, we shared the latest tools to help you build your next adventure, find new players and take your game to the next level.

Missed the summit? Here’s a quick recap of the top announcements. For more details, catch the keynote and developer sessions available on demand.

Reach more devices through new tools and platforms

We’re committed to supporting developers of all sizes who are building high-quality Android games. Updates to the Android Game Development Kit simplify the development process, while new data insights in Play Console can help you make smarter business decisions. We’re also enabling games on new screens and devices, including the Google Play Games for PC Beta, so you can meet players wherever they are.

Improve your game growth strategy with ads

Advertisers can now improve target return on ad spend (tROAS) performance with App campaigns by integrating AdMob and third-party ad revenue data into Google Analytics for bid optimization. Publishers can get more visibility into return on investment with impression-level lifetime value in AdMob, also available for app attribution platforms Adjust, AppsFlyer and Singular. Learn more about these product announcements in our recent Google Ads blog post.

Create safe, inclusive gaming experiences with Google Cloud

In partnership with game creators and the open source community, we want to ensure games are social, enjoyable and inclusive for players everywhere. With Clean Chat, a new open source AI framework for games, studios can now proactively detect negative dialogue in both text and voice chat.

Build a direct-to-consumer business with Immersive Stream for Games

Developers and publishers interested in building a direct-to-consumer business can now deliver their titles directly to players with Immersive Stream for Games. Developed by the Stadia team in partnership with Google Cloud, Immersive Stream for Games combines advanced streaming technology with cheaper and easier game porting, powerful discovery features and analytics. Whether you want to offer game trials, full games, subscription bundles or even power an entire storefront, Immersive Stream for Games can help.

Thanks for joining us at this year’s Google for Games Developer Summit — remember to check out the on-demand sessions, and stay tuned for more gaming updates soon. We’re here to help you keep building and innovating your games for players everywhere.

Stadia Savepoint: February updates

It’s time for another round of our Savepoint series, recapping the new games, features and updates on Stadia.

Last month, the Stadia store added new titles to purchase, including MotoGP™21 and MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE 2. With the global launch of DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 Empires, players faced action-packed battlefields and strategic decisions. They also jumped into the long-awaited Season of the Risen, The Witch Queen expansion for Destiny 2, which introduced new raids and items to claim.

Plus, two new demos arrived on the Stadia store for recently launched titles. Anyone on Stadia can now play Chorus and RAINBOW SIX EXTRACTION with no strings attached.

A predominantly black screenshot of the Chorus Demo page on the Stadia store includes a grey description of the ESRB content rating of T for Teen, as well as a white button that reads "Play for free".

Every Stadia player can try a demo of Chorus, a space combat game on the Stadia store.

In February, the Stadia Pro library hit 50 titles for existing subscribers and new Stadia players to claim and explore. That included seven games newly added to the library on February 1, including Life Is Strange Remastered, Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Remastered, Cosmic Star Heroine, Nanotale - Typing Chronicles, Merek’s Market, One Hand Clapping and PHOGS!.

It’s easy to try out a new game in the Pro library — especially since all new Stadia users receive a one-month trial to Stadia Pro. Two Free Play Days events in February for Pro subscribers also unlocked games like The Jackbox Party Pack 7 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Stadia Pro updates

February content launches on Stadia:

Stadia announcements in February:

As always, we’ll be back next month to share another recap. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Stadia Community Blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for the latest on new games, features and updates.

Stadia Savepoint: January updates

It’s time for another round of our Stadia Savepoint series, recapping the new games, features and updates on Stadia.

Last month, all eyes were on Rainbow Six Extraction, the sci-fi team-based shooter from Ubisoft. Available on the Stadia store to purchase or play for free as a timed demo, players teamed up in-game to fight Archaean aliens with tight coordination and tactical gameplay. Meanwhile, families found new game night options with Troll Hunters: Defenders of Arcadia and Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R from Outright Games.

In January, the Stadia Pro library added new titles like Darksiders III, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark and DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders. With 45 games in January for subscribers to claim and play right away, it was easy to pick up a new adventure — especially since all new Stadia users receive a one-month trial to Stadia Pro.

Last month, we also revealed an exciting milestone for Stadia Pro — as of February 1, our included library for subscribers hit 50 games! Stadia Pro subscribers who have claimed every game added to the library since launch now have 130 titles to choose from.

Here’s a quick look at how Stadia Pro’s library has expanded since November 2019:

A graph showcases the growth of Stadia's Pro library over time with purple and orange bars rising from left to right.

Stadia announcements in January:

  • Samsung announced its new Gaming Hub arriving later this year for select 2022 Smart TVs with native Stadia support.

As always, we’ll be back next month to share another recap. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Stadia Community Blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for the latest on new games, features and updates.

Stadia Savepoint: January updates

It’s time for another round of our Stadia Savepoint series, recapping the new games, features and updates on Stadia.

Last month, all eyes were on Rainbow Six Extraction, the sci-fi team-based shooter from Ubisoft. Available on the Stadia store to purchase or play for free as a timed demo, players teamed up in-game to fight Archaean aliens with tight coordination and tactical gameplay. Meanwhile, families found new game night options with Troll Hunters: Defenders of Arcadia and Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R from Outright Games.

In January, the Stadia Pro library added new titles like Darksiders III, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark and DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders. With 45 games in January for subscribers to claim and play right away, it was easy to pick up a new adventure — especially since all new Stadia users receive a one-month trial to Stadia Pro.

Last month, we also revealed an exciting milestone for Stadia Pro — as of February 1, our included library for subscribers hit 50 games! Stadia Pro subscribers who have claimed every game added to the library since launch now have 130 titles to choose from.

Here’s a quick look at how Stadia Pro’s library has expanded since November 2019:

A graph showcases the growth of Stadia's Pro library over time with purple and orange bars rising from left to right.

Stadia announcements in January:

  • Samsung announced its new Gaming Hub arriving later this year for select 2022 Smart TVs with native Stadia support.

As always, we’ll be back next month to share another recap. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Stadia Community Blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for the latest on new games, features and updates.

Stadia Savepoint: December updates

It’s time for another round of our Stadia Savepoint series, recapping the new games, features and updates on Stadia.

In December, the Stadia Pro library included 45 games for subscribers to claim and explore and play right away. Newly added Pro games like Destroy All Humans!, Wreckfest, The Falconeer: Warrior Edition, Transformers: Battlegrounds, Unto The End and FORECLOSED brought extra adventures for the holiday season.

Last month, players explored plenty of new titles on the Stadia store, including two free-to-play shooting games, Nine to Five and Super Animal Royale. And players jumped into The Jackbox Party Pack 6 and Party Pack 7 to create their own fun with family and friends over the holidays. Meanwhile, fans of solo adventures soared through space and time in the sci-fi combat game Chorus.

December also marked the introduction of weekend-long events that allowed all users to play Rainbow Six Siege and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey at no additional cost. New players just created a Stadia username (or logged into their existing Stadia account) and then it was game-on!

Play Stadia on LG Smart TVs

Download the Stadia app on LG Smart TVs running webOS 5.0 or later to play your favorite games using a compatible controller. Find more information on our support page.

The image shows the Stadia user interface on an LG Smart TV, with two NFL football players in white and red uniforms looking down with a blue and white sky in the background.

Play your favorite games on LG Smart TVs running webOS 5.0 or later by downloading the new Stadia app.

New content coming to Stadia announced in December:

As always, we’ll be back next month to share another recap. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Stadia Community Blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for the latest news on new games, features and updates.