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Stadia: Google finally adds a search bar

What is the height for a gaming platform created by a search engine? Do not have a search bar ... The American giant Google decided to remedy this astonishing situation.

Stadia was launched at the end of 2019, almost a year and a half ago. Yet, Google’s cloud gaming platform still didn’t have a search bar! While it is true that the catalog was not large enough to really get lost in its beginnings, a search bar remained an expected and fairly basic feature, even more so now that there are 172 games on the catalog. Except that the interface of Stadia had not been updated since its launch!

Yes, it sounds very surprising, but that’s the sad reality of a service that sometimes seems a little abandoned by Google. The search bar should arrive within a week. His announcement by Google was an opportunity to observe a leak – which seemed quite voluntary – showing Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Revelations among the games from the Stadia catalog. However, these games have not yet been announced at Stadia. We see the top of the covers of these two games on the image posted by Google to present this search bar.

After the search bar, Google promises to add new features: in addition to a more readable and customizable interface, we will soon have a news feed highlighting your in-game activities and those of your friends, and we can finally delete several screenshots and video captures at the same time. Finally, Stadia will be accessible on Android directly on browser, without going through the dedicated application. We are also waiting for the arrival of the ”’ service on LG connected TVs and Xbox via the Microsoft Edge’ browser’ (Chromium version) …

A few months ago, Google had promised a hundred new games added to the store during the year. Let’s remember that at the end of 2020 we were promised four hundred games in development within two hundred studios, the bulk of which would be released in 2021. To be taken with a pinch therefore, especially since in February, Google closed its studios Stadia Games & Entertainment.

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