Following a troubled launch final yr, Google has introduced that five specific new games will arrive on its cloud gaming service Stadia “within the coming months,” lastly giving us some extra titles we will stay up for enjoying.
Positive, Google already stated final month that Stadia would obtain greater than 120 video games this yr, together with ten exclusives, however it hadn’t named a single new recreation between its November 19th debut and now — proper earlier than early adopters’ three-month Stadia Professional trials are about to run out.
Stadia’s new set of video games contains Panzer Dragoon Remake and the Serious Sam Collection, in addition to three video games that may really come to Stadia earlier than they arrive elsewhere — Lost Words: Beyond the Page, a puzzle recreation with a heavy emphasis on a narrative written by Rhianna Pratchett of Mirror’s Edge and fashionable Tomb Raider fame; Splitlings, a wacky arcade recreation you may play with as much as three pals, and Stacks On Stacks (On Stacks), a coloration 3D tower builder that jogs my memory plenty of Jenga.
Personally, I’m excited for Panzer Dragoon Remake to reach on Stadia; it’s a high-definition remake of an ignored 1995 title that debuted on the Sega Saturn and provided a inventive method to the rail shooter style. It didn’t attain lots of people upon its launch, so Stadia may make it simpler for folks to expertise the sport.
Along with the brand new video games, Google additionally tweeted out this week that it’s began quietly rolling out 4K assist for the Chrome internet browser — one thing that was lacking with Stadia at launch, and one in every of our issues with the service in our overview.
Theoretically, Chrome might be the best solution to get your palms on Stadia, as you may run the service instantly via your laptop — no must shell out cash to purchase a Chromecast Extremely or a Google Pixel cellphone. (Different telephones don’t assist Stadia but.) However we discovered the picture high quality far worse on the Chrome browser in comparison with different variations. That’s partly as a result of Chrome was beforehand restricted to streaming at 1080p till now, and partly as a result of we discovered Google’s present 1080p internet streams don’t really appear like true 1080p. After we tried to stream Future 2 in Chrome, we swore we have been taking a look at a grainy 720p decision as a substitute.