A shareable save file on steroids.
Google Stadia Share State is a feature that will effectively turn in-game checkpoints into shareable URLs.
As detailed today by Q-Games’ Dylan Cuthbert during Google’s Stadia reveal at GDC, Share State is a save file on steroids, taking in-game metadata like a world state, a player’s position and inventory and more and turning it into a URL that can be clicked by others.
Should players click said URL, they’ll be able to start a specific game in the exact same conditions as it was saved. Google demonstrated the functionality by using a URL inside Discord, then launching a game with a single click.
Cuthbert acknowledged Q-Games is working on a title for Stadia that will leverage the Share State functionality.