Google Stadia has been active for a little over one month now, and despite the streaming platform failing to deliver on some of its initial promises, there is still cause for optimism. Yes, we’re still waiting for word on when a wider global release of the platform is in the offing, but the latest bit of Stadia news involves Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
The newest iteration in the Tom Clancy gaming franchise has been added to Stadia, but that is not the most important part of the announcement, with the platform’s intriguing Stream Connect feature being available on the title too.
For those unfamiliar with Stream Connect, it allows players to see the in-game screens of their team mates while playing, which in theory should lead to better co-op gameplay. Whether that will turn out to be the case remains to be seen, but it is a feature which FPS titles in particular could make the most of.
Along with Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Stadia is adding Borderlands 3 and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 to the mix as well. If you’re interested in the Gearbox Software creation, you may want to hold off until the new year, with that version of Borderlands 3 being an older iteration – October 2019 to be more precise.
“We aim to achieve feature parity for all versions of Borderlands 3 early in 2020,” wrote Gearbox in a blog post accompanying the announcement.
As such it looks like there are still a few kinks to iron out when porting titles over to Stadia, so it may be a good thing that the platform is not available in South Africa at the moment.
With highly-anticipated games like Cyberpunk 2077 also landing on Stadia next year, we’re hoping the initial growing pains are sorted out, especially if the platform aims to increase its popularity with two next-gen consoles on the way for 2020 too.