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Stadia launches streaming enabled features

Platform introducing State Share, Crowd Play, Crowd Choice, and Stream Connect to a limited selection of titles

Google today announced new details for some streaming-enabled features it has previously teased for the Stadia service.

The company said it would enable State Share, Crowd Play, Crowd Choice, and Stream Connect functions in a selection of games "soon," but State Share is already live in Doom Eternal and Hello Engineer, and Crowd Play is available in Serious Sam 4.

State Share allows users to save their game whenever they take a screenshot or capture video in-game. The image or video can then be shared with others whom then can play from that unique save state of the title for themselves.

The Crowd Play function will give YouTube viewers the ability to join and play alongside the person whose livestream they're watching.

Games that feature Crowd Choice are able to create polls during a YouTube live stream, which viewers are able to vote on within the chat window.

With Stream Connect, users can see up to a total of three teammates' screens during co-op play sessions.

Additionally, the company shared that State Share supported titles are:

  • Hitman 1
  • Hitman 2
  • Hitman 3
  • PixelJunk Raiders
  • Judgment
  • Serious Sam 4
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
  • Hello Engineer
  • Humankind
  • Doom Eternal

Games featuring Crowd Play will be:

  • Samurai Shodown
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Borderlands 3
  • Super Bomberman R Online
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Outcasters
  • Crayta
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Video Game
  • Serious Sam 4

Crowd Choice enabled Stadia titles are:

  • Samurai Shodown
  • Baldur's Gate 3
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Outcasters
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

Stream Connect functionality is confirmed for:

  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • The Division 2
  • The Crew 2
  • Orcs Must Die 3
  • Outriders
  • Far Cry 6
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