Here's your regular dose of Stadia news, as today Google revealed a bunch more games coming to their Linux-powered game streaming service.
For Stadia Pro on August 1 subscribers will get free access to play Strange Brigade, Kona, Metro 2033 Redux and Just Shapes & Beats. If you don't subscribe to Pro, all games will be available to purchase on Stadia as normal. Zombie Army 4: Dead War will also be leaving Stadia Pro at the end of this month, so claim it now if you haven't already. On top of that Google has confirmed that Rock of Ages III will release on Stadia on August 14, launching right into Stadia Pro.
If you enjoy playing PUBG on Stadia, it's also getting a new season on July 30 with the latest 'Survival Pass' being given free for Stadia Pro subs as well.
Available as of now is Celeste! The brilliant, difficult and very highly-rated platformer. According to game porter Ethan Lee on Twitter, the release of Celeste to Stadia brings with it the 'newly-certified Stadia backend for ANGLE, meaning it's the only OpenGL game on the platform' and it also 'debuts Stadia support from FNA and FNA3D'.
Here's an up to date list of all the Stadia Pro games:
- Crayta: Premium Edition
- Destiny 2: The Collection
- Get Packed
- GRID (2019)
- Just Shapes & Beats - arrives August 1
- Kona - arrives August 1
- Little Nightmares
- Metro 2033 Redux - arrives August 1
- Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
- Orcs Must Die! 3
- Panzer Dragoon: Remake
- PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
- Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
- Rock of Ages III - arrives August 14
- SteamWorld Dig
- SteamWorld Dig 2
- Steamworld Heist
- SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech
- Strange Brigade - arrives August 1
- The Turing Test
- West of Loathing
- Zombie Army 4 - leaving July 31
For any Android mobile/tablet gamers amongst our readers, Stadia will also soon let you play across 4G/5G with a new experiment you can opt into in the Stadia App. This is on top of the current experiment that lets you opt into playing on any Android device that can install the Stadia App.
Play on Stadia.com. You need a Chromium/Chrome browser for Linux.
It's not a heavy game, most laptops and probably even some smartphones can run it. But from all I know, it is a very precise and fast platformer, the kind of thing that would be ruined by lag.
I can get that if it is free on the subscription you already have, might as well play instead of getting it elsewhere (regardless of price)... but are people really flexing the stability and bandwidth of their home internet like that? Using their stadia pro to play things that don't push the limits of a high-end computer?
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