Ahead of its launch, Ubisoft’s Riders Republic is now running a free trial on Google Stadia amid the huge story that AT&T is using Stadia tech to power its own cloud-gaming experience.
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New Games on Stadia
After a few lightweight weeks in recent memory, Google Stadia saw four new games arrive this week, most notably including releases of Ubisoft’s Child of Light and the early access debut of Heist Simulator. The full list follows.
Google has added 86* games to Stadia since the start of this year, with 10 weeks left to meet its promise of at least 100 titles added during the calendar year 2021.
*Our total has been updated to reflect an error in our count.
Games coming to Stadia
On its blog this week, Google confirmed two new games would be heading to Stadia. DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT and Mad Streets, but neither games have solid release dates.
Ubisoft also quietly confirmed that Monopoly Madness would be released on Stadia on December 9.
Riders Republic is currently free on Stadia
For a limited time ahead of the official launch, Ubisoft is offering Riders Republic for free to Google Stadia players. The free trial period doesn’t require Stadia Pro and offers access to all game modes, including Mass Race, Tricks Battle, Free for All, and Versus Mode.
The free trial runs from October 21 through October 27. Any progress made in the game during this free trial is kept if you purchase the title after its release date on October 28.
Live out the rider’s fantasy as you roam free in a huge, vibrant open world, always buzzing with other players around you. Immerse yourself in iconic American national parks including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Mammoth Mountain… all mashed up for you to shred! Squad up with your friends and compete in a wide range of multiplayer modes: feel the rush of downhill races, dominate maps in team vs team competitions, or give it your best shot in epic mass PvP races with more than 50 other players.
Dead by Daylight free play weekend
Stadia Pro members are getting a second free play offer this weekend, with Dead by Daylight free to play through October 25.
Cake Bash gets a Halloween update
The way-too-fun party game Cake Bash is getting an update with seven new character designs, decorations, and music all around Halloween. The special theme will go live on Cake Bash every year from October 15 through November 15. Cake Bash is still free for Stadia Pro members.
Instinction gets a new trailer
The dino-game Instinction picked up a new story-driven trailer this week, but the game still has no firm release date on Stadia.
Massive fall sale
As pointed out by friend-of-the-site Bryant Chappel, Google Stadia is hosting a pretty massive sale this week on games of all sorts, both for Pro members and non-subscribers. There are some great deals to be had!
Doom Eternal 6.66
The new major update for Doom Eternal, v6.66, is coming out on October 26 with “Battlemode 2.0,” two new master levels, and more.
This week’s biggest Stadia stories
- ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ is the first game to be powered by white-label Stadia streaming
- AT&T confirms Stadia tech used in Arkham Knight stream, teases cloud gaming ambitions
- Comment: As others beat it to the punch, what happened to Google’s Stadia hardware upgrades?
- Stadia 3.38 preps ‘Playability tips’ and deeper Stadia Controller support in Android TV app
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