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Stadia Savepoint: December updates

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Stadia has been up to a lot this past month. Since all Stadia updates and feature additions happen in the background with no downloads, patches or installs, it can be easy to miss a thing or two. To help our gamers keep track of everything, we’re introducing the first in a series of posts to keep you up to date on what’s new with Stadia.

Chromecast Ultra

All Chromecast Ultra devices received an update for Stadia compatibility, giving you access to another TV to play Stadia on. Whether you bought a bundle or not, you can now play Stadia on your TV with any Chromecast Ultra and the Stadia controller. The update also includes general performance and stability improvements for all Chromecast Ultras.

Stream Connect

Many games have become so complex that split-screen technology has declined because rendering two or more scenes at the same time is too taxing on consoles. Because Stadia runs in the cloud, there aren't the same restrictions you’d have on a local machine, and you can see multiple screens without performance penalties.
This feature is particularly exciting in Tom Clancy’s “Ghost Recon Breakpoint,” as you can monitor the screens of up to three teammates, enhancing your gaming experience and making the Stadia version of Ghost Recon the best way to play. Complete challenging missions that demand precise and coordinated teamwork, and defeat cunning enemies in a war against insidious opposing forces.

Stream Connect on Stadia

Stream Connect on Stadia

Typhoon Studios

We’re always looking for people who share our passion and vision for the future of gaming. Typhoon Studios, the independent developers behind the upcoming “Journey to the Savage Planet,” is joining Stadia Games and Entertainment.

More features

  • Google Assistant: Use the button on the controller and ask the Assistant to start your next game when you're on the Stadia Chromecast home screen.
  • Web Store: Browse and explore the Stadia store through Chrome browser on your laptop, desktop or Chrome OS tablet.
  • Buddy Pass: If you bought a Founder’s Edition, you can give the gift of a Buddy Pass this holiday season. And in that spirit of giving, Founders received a second Buddy Pass early this week.

New games

  • Borderlands 3

  • Darksiders Genesis (exclusively on Stadia and PC through February 14)

  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon (first title to use Stream Connect)

Stadia Pro updates

  • Additional games are free to Stadia Pro users in December.

  • Ongoing Stadia Pro discounts. Check out the web or mobile Stadia store for the latest.

That’s it for December, we’ll be back soon to share more updates. 

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