- According to Google’s announcement, you can now access Stadia, sign in with your Google account, and begin a 30-minute free trial of Hello Engineer by just clicking this link and scrolling down to the “Free Trial” button below.
- According to a representative for the company’s Stadia business, this trial will last many months, with the service extending in the following weeks to include additional popular titles.
- Google also has a dedicated page for future free trials, albeit currently, only Hello Engineer is available for free.
- This saves time and effort for game developers and publishers, and the cloud-based nature of the game should alleviate concerns about personal information being collected and maintained.
- While Hello Engineer is available for purchase on Stadia, it is accessible for free if you join up for a Stadia Pro subscription before December 31.
While Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service is still in the early stages of development, it implements one of our long-standing recommendations: free time-limited trials of entire games to assess if they are a suitable fit for the player’s preferences and needs. 9to5Google has reported that you can now head over to Stadia, log in with your Google account, and begin playing a 30-minute free trial of Hello Engineer by just clicking this link and scrolling down to the “Free Trial” button below.
Following the company’s spokesperson, this trial will be conducted over the next few months, with the service expanding to include additional choice titles in the following weeks. Nevertheless, 30-minute periods will not always be available, and you may not always watch the same games as the rest of the group. Google also has a dedicated webpage for future free trials, albeit it only offers Hello Engineer as a free trial option. Google created some brief demos as part of their testing process.
It isn’t relatively as seamless as it could be at this point. Even though you are already hooked on to Gmail, Drive, and other Google services, you must still sign in with your Google account, click through a health and safety screen, another to authenticate access, and then wait a second for the game to begin playing. We’re still a long way away from the magical moment where you can click on an ad for fun and immediately start playing that game. But, you may not always have access to 30-minute periods, and you may not always be able to watch the same games as the rest of the group.
Gaikai’s debut on Google Stadia
Even still, that’s a significant step forward, especially if it becomes the norm for Stadia games shortly. It’s an interesting point. This will save time and effort on the side of game creators and publishers, and the fact that it is a cloud-based game should alleviate concerns about personal information being collected and stored. It was more than a decade ago when Gaikai made its debut on the cloud gaming scene, and it demonstrated the concept that even an advertisement could be transformed into a game.
While Hello Engineer is available for purchase on Stadia, if you enjoy it, you can get it for free as part of a Stadia Pro subscription if you sign up before December 31. When you can play Destiny 2 and Super Bomberman R Online, among other titles, for free, there’s no reason to guess second whether or not cloud gaming technology is good for you.
However, don’t hold your breath in anticipation of Google’s decision to support Stadia once again. We learned this week from AT&T that the company had taken Google up on their offer of a free trial of Batman: Arkham Knight, which had the potential to be rebranded and sold under its brand, which I reported on in February.