During the holiday week of 2020, it’s been quiet for Google Stadia. While Stadia debuted one new feature, only 4 new games arrived alongside a few updates, one of the most notable being for Embr.
Introducing “Stadia Changelog,” our new weekly series where we round up what games have arrived on Stadia in the past week, what games have been rated for the platform, and updates released for games on the platform.
New games added to Stadia this week
This week wasn’t a big one for new Stadia games, especially for “big” releases. In the aftermath of the Cyberpunk 2077 release, four new games arrived on Stadia this week, all smaller indie titles. Perhaps the most notable is the popular Enter the Gungeon, though Pro subscribers also got a holiday treat with the unexpected addition of Cthulhu Saves Christmas.
- Cthulhu Saves Christmas
- Enter the Gungeon
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Stadia Game Updates
Embr gets holiday patch and more
One of Stadia’s Early Access titles, Embr, picked up an update this week to match the Steam version of the game. That includes the Holiday content update which launched on December 18th. There are also plenty of bug and feature fixes with this update. This latest Embr update was delayed on Stadia due to a crashing bug.
The Embr Holiday Update on Stadia and Steam delivers a new gig with “BoxBox” deliveries which is followed up by eliminating old boxes with, of course, fire. There’s also a new vacuum grenade tool and a new Reindeer Cap, Mall Elf shirt, Elf Pants, and the BoxBox Box Hat. The developers also specifically called out some improvements for users with lower-end GPUs, but that won’t affect Stadia players.
Windbound’s second add-on pack arrives
Windbound picked up a new update this week, offering new towers, a new outfit, and also the addition of Free Sailing mode. The new add-on pack is automatically available with v18.104.22.168366 of the game which is live now on Stadia.