On its way into its second year, Google’s Stadia game streaming service adds more games and makes it easier to play without having to pay. The first free game released for the service was Fate 2, and now it has another multiplayer companion: Super Bomberman R Online will be free today. All you need is a Stadia account, which is completely free. On Android or the Chrome browser, you should be able to click this link to start the game now if you are logged in to that account.
Bomberman is a particularly appropriate title to release, given that it has a 64-player Battle Royale mode exclusive to Stadia, and the lobbies may have been difficult to fill if each player had to pay. Otherwise, it̵
Stadia’s first year was difficult, primarily due to the upfront cost of playing on the TV or phone and the long wait for the games and features that Google promised before the service was launched. Add Fate 2 free last month was a big step in the right direction. And while it may not be so well known, Super Bomberman R Online adds another option for players to enjoy without having to invest in Stadia’s subscription service, Stadia Pro, or buy games in advance.
Google says they have big plans for Stadia in 2021, so expect more features and (hopefully) free games in the future.