Google continue pushing their Stadia game streaming service, with new game releases and some useful new features that are available now.
Firstly, Stadia now has Family Sharing. Something no doubt many people have been waiting on, and it sounds like they've done it in a pretty ideal way too. With Steam, if someone is using your shared library you're unable to access it at all (unless you kick them off), however with Stadia they're only locking out that one specific game in use. Something I hope Steam eventually do too, as it's a much nicer way to do it.
Not only will Stadia share purchased games, but those you've claimed with Stadia Pro will also be shared, everything including any add-on you own. You can also individually turn on / off sharing for specific titles in your library - useful if you do not want to be even temporarily locked out of one or two. On top of that, if multiple copies are shared in your Family settings, multiple people can play that same game at the same time, it's not based on a priority of who purchased it. Seems like a well thought-out system. Note: the Stadia team noted Family Sharing may take a week to fully roll out.
Additionally, some new titles have been released on Stadia including:
- Ary and the Secret of Seasons
- Little Big Workshop
- Far Cry 5
- Far Cry New Dawn
If you have Stadia Pro, you can also now play F1 2020 free until Monday November 9 at 7PM UTC.
We're now coming up on the 1 year mark since Stadia became available to early backers, and it's hit something of a milestone as Stadia now has at least 100 games on the service. They mentioned back in January 2020 that they were tracking more than 120 games for this year so they're getting really close.
Head over to Stadia.com if any of it interests you.