Google Stadia users may now join multiplayer games without having to wait for an invite. Although most console platforms and PC launchers have this fundamental capability, it took Google nearly two years to introduce it to Stadia. Friends may join you without having to sift through menus and give an invite, according to a new help page for Far Cry 6 on Stadia.
The function is only accessible in “certain games” and is deactivated by default, according to Google. 9to5 Google discovered that the functionality is turned on by default, and we’ve confirmed that it’s turned on on one of our Stadia accounts as well. The capability of joining without an invite is also accessible in the Stadia app for Android and the Stadia online version for iOS.
Since its inception two years ago, Google has been progressively adding features to Stadia, including a new 30-minute game trial for Hello Engineer last month. Stadia’s future appears to be more of a whitelabel service for game creators and other organizations wishing to stream games, and AT&T began releasing a browser-based version of Batman: Arkham Knight last month, utilizing Stadia’s technology.