Remember Google Stadia? The game-streaming service may have fallen out of the spotlight somewhat, but Google is still testing new ways to make it consistent — an effort that this week saw Stadia try out a time-limited beta for entire games.
As I mentioned 9to5GoogleStadia will now let you play a free trial of the casual Hello Neighbor hello engineer for 30 minutes. This is the full game, with no limitations other than time – although it’s worth noting that it counts real time instead of playing time, so you really have to make the most of that half hour.
It’s an experimental build that builds on Stadia’s streaming strengths, allowing you to instantly jump into a game and give it a shot, without the need for installations or purchases. Stadia long ago let you try the Pro for a 30-minute slice, and previously got weeks of free gaming, but surprisingly the company took that long to let you try games on a case-by-case basis — realizing the idea that you can click an ad to the game and up and running immediately.
Google said the edge They will be adding experiences for more games in the coming weeks, and it may not always be 30 minutes. But it may still be too little and too late. The indoor studio at Stadia closed earlier this year, the number of High-ranking departures He noted that Google was putting the project on a back burner.
However, Nate Ahern, leader of developer marketing, believes Stadia is still ‘alive and well’, although it appears that Google has begun to shift Stadia away from being its own platform and more towards becoming a white card product It can license to industry partners.