The fact that Google will no longer develop games for Stadia itself was a decision that was thought to have negative effects on the Google Stadia cloud project. Now the company has come back and said that over 100 new games will be released this year. So the future of Google Stadia does not seem to be that bleak, at least in the medium term.
The original idea of Google Stadia has changed significantly. The search engine giant had actually planned to develop video games for the platform itself. This idea has been off the table, at least for the time being, since the in-house studio was triggered. Google Stadia got off to a slower start than expected, even if a larger number of players can now be enthusiastic about the cloud gaming project. But: They wanted to continue investing in the platform, albeit with an adapted focus,
Over 100 games for Google Stadia in the next few months
As Google has now confirmed in a community update, more than 2021 video games should make their way onto the Stadia platform in 100. The publications now come exclusively from third-party providers – as is well known, there will be no first-party titles from Stadia Games, at least for the time being. When it comes to the selection of games, Google relies on a mix of different genres, so that fans of the cloud gaming platform will probably be presented with a varied portfolio. One of the highlights of the next few weeks is EA Sports' FIFA 21.
The cloud gaming alternative also has highlights in its program. Little Nightmares II is also playable on Google Stadia:
"We're excited to continue making great games from some of the best developers available to our players on the Stadia Store," the community update said. In the next few weeks and months, players will be able to get started with the new games. There is a lot involved, from action role-playing games to fast platformers. Some of the titles that Google explicitly names are: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition (February 23), Shantae: Risky's Revenge – Director' Cut (February 23), It came from space and ate our brains (March 2). ), FIFA 21 (March 17), Kaze and the Wild Masks (March 26), Judgment (April 23), Killer Queen Black, Street Power Football and Hellpoint.
The selection is a small excerpt from the complete list. In total, Google wants to bring more than 100 new titles to the platform for Stadia. A few months ago, Jack Bruser had already promised that several hundred games were being developed for Google Stadia.
At least indirectly, there will also be in-house developments. For example, the rock band developers Harmonix and Until Dawn developers Supermassive Games are under contract with the internet giant to develop exclusive games for Stadia.
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