Yes, Google axed its internal game studio, but the firm still plans to bring over 100 third-party games to its Stadia game streaming service in 2021.
“We’re thrilled to continue bringing great games from some of the best developers for our players to experience within the Stadia store,” the Stadia team writes in a new post to the Stadia Community Blog. “More than 100 games will be added to the Stadia store for our players in 2021 to share, experience, and play with friends.”
For now, Google is just highlighting several of the games that are coming soon to Stadia. These include Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition (Feb. 23), Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut (Feb. 23), It came from space and ate our brains (Mar. 2), FIFA 21 (Mar. 17), Kaze and the Wild Masks (Mar. 26), Judgment (Apr. 23), Killer Queen Black, Street Power Football, and Hellpoint.
I’m not a marketer, but maybe Google could have communicated this when it killed its Stadia Games & Entertainment (SG&E) team. The resulting controversy was predictable and avoidable.