Google's new feature could let you launch games from search results

Mountain View, California - Google has been quietly testing a new feature that will allow gamers to launch cloud games via a Google search.

Google is testing a new feature that allows gamers to launch cloud games directly from search results, making the process so much easier.
Google is testing a new feature that allows gamers to launch cloud games directly from search results, making the process so much easier.  © Drew Angerer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

The new feature was discovered by Bryant Chappel of the Nerf Report, who shared the news in a series of tweets.

One clip shows him searching for the action-adventure game Control Ultimate Edition. Google shows him the results you'd expect, but with the addition of a new section titled "Play Now," seen in the widget located on the right.

Included are links to the game on the cloud platforms Google Stadia and Amazon Luna. Clocking the Play button for Stadia then instantly launches the game in the browser.

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In an update, Chappel found that it works for some Xbox Game Pass and Nvidia's GeForce Now titles too.

Unfortunately, the feature isn't available yet for everyone, which may mean either it is region locked at the moment, or the company is doing very limited testing.

While Google has yet to comment publicly on it, this can only be welcome news for gamers, as it would make cloud gaming easier and streamline the process of finding your favorite titles.

Hopefully, the new feature will be rolled out for everyone in the near future.

Cover photo: Drew Angerer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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