Although Google continues to support the 2019 platform release that is Stadia, the firm also further delivers on its promise for additional features only unique to the cloud-based infrastructure. Previously, Crowd Play for YouTube entered beta allowing users watching livestreams on the platform to opt-in and queue for the multiplayer game the livestreamer is playing at the time.
Additionally, Google also went on to feature extended support for more peripherals on how you can play on Stadia. While pairing controllers is one thing, Stadia more recently introduced the new Phone Link feature which allows users to use their smart phone as a controller and map the layout as you like. Even more, connecting game paddles through this portal extends compatibility for more gamepads as well.
This week, Google announced that State Share is extending its reach on Stadia. While users can already use Stream Connect to view their friends perspective when playing together, State Share allows users to capture moments which can be shared and playable for others online.
State Share allows players to save their game state when they take a screenshot or video capture in-game. Sharing this capture allows others to play that unique game state for themselves – allowing for creative challenges, surprising gameplay, and other experimentation by players.
In total, the feature is available for titles: Baldur’s Gate III, Borderlands 3, Crayta, Dead by Daylight, Doom Eternal, Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse 2, Far Cry 6, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Hitman, Hitman 2, Hitman 3, Humankind, Judgment, Monster Boy, Mortal Kombat 11, Orcs Must Die! 3, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Outcasters, Outriders, PixelJunk Raiders, Samurai Shodown, Serious Sam 4, The Crew 2, and The Division 2.
As well for the listed titles that supports State Share, Google also goes on to note that Stream Connect, Crowd Play and Crowd Choice are all enabled for these games as well across Stadia and YouTube for respective features. Are you interested in trying any games with these Stadia mechanics?