Google had a great idea when it decided to join the cloud gaming movement. Therefore, the tech giant from Mountain View released its Stadia service about a year ago and following the same recipe as NVIDIA did with GeForce Now: creating a virtual PC for users to run on it high-quality games that wouldn’t normally run on regular systems. Even if the user has a low-end PC, he could still run high-end games through the Stadia service.
Cloud gaming services are a real revolution for the gaming industry, meaning that the user no longer has to upgrade his system configuration with new video cards, RAM, or motherboards. But Stadia takes it even one step further, as the 2.42 update is worthy of all of our attention.
No payment method for Stadia Pro
Currently, signing up for a free trial of Stadia Pro requires the user to enter his credit card details or another form of payment. This will charge the user once the trial version ends, and of course, nobody is comfortable with entering credit card information. Google thought about that, and it’s preparing a way to allow the usage of Stadia Pro without the need for a credit card.
State Share in screenshots
By the way Stadia currently works, the user can maneuver his controller to take screenshots and videos in full quality on the server side instead of capturing the stream. He can share those captures only by downloading them from Stadia’s web app, but Google is preparing a more efficient method. Connecting State Share will be much easier in the 2.42 version of Stadia, as Google allows the player to jump into a precise place within a Stadia game and directly into screenshots and videos captured by Stadia.
We’re eagerly waiting for version 2.42 of Google Stadia to arrive soon, and we’ll keep you informed in future articles.