Google Announces Stadia Is Getting More Games, But Not Much Else

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The most interesting video game (at least to me) revealed throughout todays occasion was Super Bomberman R Online, a followup to the 2017 video game, this time with a brand-new 64-player battle royale mode. Its only a timed unique, while a number of the other video games pointed out throughout the presentation have actually currently been out for a while on other platforms, like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Google didnt have much to say about how Stadia features like crowd play and state share are occurring, or why they appear to only be readily available for a few video games at the minute. And there was no news about any sort of brand-new rates model that might make purchasing old video games at high prices, games that will stay locked behind your Stadia user account, more enticing. If Google is patiently playing some sort of long video game here, its a truly, actually long game.

Orcs Must Die! 3 is out now and free with Stadia Pro.
The 3rd video game in Robot Entertainments tower-defense series belongs to a little however growing list of Stadia timed exclusives. If youre willing to purchase it on Stadia or pay for a Pro membership), you can go play it right now (.

Heres what Google did reveal.

Stadia is still here, still getting additional video games, and may one day be really cool, but absolutely nothing in todays Stadia Connect occasion made it appear like the platform has turned a corner as it struggles to establish a brand-new community for gaming.

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Screenshot: Stadia

Therefore is musical puzzle game One Hand Clapping.
Currently on Stadia in early gain access to as part of a time unique, the 2D platformer has you sing into a mic in order to solve puzzles and get around obstacles. Its also complimentary with Stadia Pro.

Screenshot: Stadia

Splash Damage is making an online shooter for Stadia called Outcasters.
Outcasters looks a light and whimsical grind-for-custom-cosmetics multiplayer shooter you may discover in an arcade. Its much and top-down cuter than anything Splash Damage is typically known for (like its deal with the Gears series). (Update – 2:01 p.m., 7/14/20: It looks like Outcasters, like all of the video games revealed today, is just a timed unique, and will eventually concern other platforms too.).

Bomberman is getting a fight royale video game.
Super Bomberman R Online will build off 2017s Super Bomberman R, which was not great but good, with a brand-new 64-player fight royale mode, more customization options, and additional characters. Itll likewise be concerning Stadia first a long time this fall.

3 other designers have Stadia games in the works.
Harmonix (Rockband), Uppercut Games (City of Brass), and Supermassive Games (Until Dawn) are all dealing with the Stadia Games advancement team to make exclusives for the streaming platform.

Hello Neighbor: Hide & & Seek (Holiday 2020).

As we near the services 1 year anniversary, a lot of those features are still missing out on, and its video game library still feels extremely light, specifically compared to things like Game Pass and PlayStation Now.

PGA Tour 2K21 (August 21).

Hit Man 2 (September 1).

Google didnt have much to say about how Stadia functions like crowd play and state share are coming along, or why they appear to just be available for a couple of games at the minute. And there was no news about any sort of new rates model that may make purchasing old games at high rates, games that will stay locked behind your Stadia user account, more enticing. If Google is patiently playing some sort of long game here, its an actually, actually long game.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds (September 18).

NBA 2K21 (Fall 2020).

Gunman 3 (January 2021).

Whichs practically it.
Todays Connect discussion was a far cry from Googles E3-adjacent display in 2015, which got into details about how the platform would work and the businesss future prepare for it. This year we didnt get much in the way of brand-new info about things like save state sharing that have the prospective to make Stadia a distinct platform to play games on. As we near the services one-year anniversary, a lot of those functions are still missing, and its game library still feels exceptionally light, especially compared to things like Game Pass and PlayStation Now.

Outriders (Holiday 2020).

(Update – 2:01 p.m., 7/14/20: It looks like Outcasters, like all of the video games revealed today, is just a timed unique, and will eventually come to other platforms as well.).

Dead by Daylight (September).

Hey There Neighbor (September 20).

As someone who utilizes Stadia frequently to play video games like Destiny 2, absolutely nothing Google showed today made me any more confident about buying Stadia games and investing more greatly in its community.

Hitman 1 (September 1).

Serious Sam 4 (August).

A couple of other old games and some brand-new ones will continue trickling onto the platform over the next numerous months:.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Fall 2020).