Stadia Trying To Fulfill Promises Of What The Platform Can Be
Every once in a while, Google decides to remind us that they haven't yet given up on Google Stadia since its underwhelming release last year. Today, they did just that with the July Stadia Connect announcing new games coming to the platform, and the rollout of a new feature, as well as announcing some new studios that are working on Google Stadia games.
What are the new Google Stadia Games?
The leading title for the new Stadia Games is Outriders, the upcoming shooter-rpg by People Can Fly and Square Enix. In a press release, People Can Fly CEO Sebastian Wojchiechowski said that one of the core concepts of Outriders is the ability to play it however you want, which is reflected in their approach to skills, and their support for Stadia, as it will allow players to play their game wherever they want.
While Outriders was the biggest announcement in many ways, that's still several months away. Coming in September will be the 4v1 horror game Dead by Daylight by Behaviour Interactive, and it will have several Stadia exclusive features. The first of these is Crowd Choice, which will let viewers impact how a streamer plays the game as the audience will be able to vote if they will play the Killer or Survivor in the next round, and which character. They'll also have Crowd Play, which will let streamers invite audiences to join in on the fun, and play the game with them. It will also feature cross-play with all consoles and PC, and cross-progression with Nintendo Switch and PC.
Here's a list of some other games announced to be coming to Google Stadia:
- Orcs Must Die! 3 (Stadia Exclusive, available to all Stadia Pro members now)
- Serious Sam 4 (releases August 2020)
- PGA Tour 2k21 (releases August 21)
- Hitman, Hitman 2 (Stadia release September 1st)
- WWE 2k Battlegrounds (releases September 18)
- Hello Neighbor (Stadia release September 20, and will be on Stadia Pro)
- Super Bomberman R Online (First on Stadia, releases Fall 2020)
- NBA 2K21 (releases Fall 2020)
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Stadia release Fall 2020)
- Hello Neighbor: Hide & Seek (Stadia release Holiday 2020, and will be on Stadia Pro)
- Hitman 3 (releases January 2021 alongside other platforms)
- One Hand Clapping (First on Stadia)
- Outcasters (Stadia Exclusive)
What new Studios are Working on Google Stadia games?
Today, Google announced three new studios are working on unannounced Stadia titles, with either unique content to the platform, or true exclusives. The first studio is Supermassive Games who you may know for their work on Until Dawn, or the ongoing series The Dark Pictures Anthology which has had Man of Medan released, and has Little Hope coming October 30th.
Second is Harmonix, who you may recall from years and years of Rockband games and various other music and rhythm games. Last but not least is Uppercut Games who have previously released Submerged, Epoch, and City of Brass
What is Click to Play?
Promised back when Stadia was first announced, and tested the last few months, Click to Play is Google Stadia's way of letting you easily hop into a game by just clicking a hyperlink. Following that link, if you have a Stadia account, or if choose to sign up for one, you can start playing the game in your browser - either after purchasing it or, if the game is part of Stadia Pro and you are subscribed or on your one-month free trial, hoping right into play.
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What did you think of the Google Stadia Connect? Did any of it interest you, or is Google going to do more to get you to care about Stadia? Let us know in the comments below!