Google Stadia Share State will turn checkpoints into URLs

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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.

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