„Google Stadia is the best of PC and the best of console. One specific set of hardware, but it’s not limited by a specific box. Consoles are a pain in the ass,” Gwen Frey, the developer of Kine, says (who not only gets funding from the Epic Games Store but Google Stadia as well). Frey is not alone with the supportive comments: „You used to have to allocate resources to AI and physics and that’s no longer the case. It’s like finding yourself suddenly with no body. Power isn’t relevant any more. For developers, that’s good,” GYLT’s creative director, Raúl Rubio Munárriz of Tequila Works (RiME), added. GYLT is another launch title for the Stadia.
One more positive comment, this time from David Canela, the project lead of GYLT: „Development rarely goes to 30 or 60fps throughout development, but we had a high framerate for most of it. The fact you’re only streaming video from servers, lag for online games is reduced a lot. They have the machines, they’re connected and they are very fast. That’s a meaningful change for the future.”
Speaking of launch titles, Google announced what the launch titles of Google Stadia will be on November 19. Developers/publishers in brackets, or just the developers in case of an indie title: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft), Destiny 2: The Collection (Bungie), GYLT (TequilaWorks), Just Dance 2020 (Ubisoft), Kine (Gwen Frey), Mortal Kombat 11 (NetherRealm/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games/Take-Two), Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix), Samurai Shodown (SNK), Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal/Square Enix), Thumper (Drool), Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix).
That’s not all. These are the games that will launch on the Stadia by the end of the year: Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle (Omega Force/Koei Tecmo), Borderlands 3 (Gearbox/2K Games), Darksiders Genesis (Airship Syndicate/THQ Nordic), Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Dimps/Bandai Namco), Farming Simulator 19 (Giants Software/Focus Home Interactive), Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix), Football Manager 2020 (Sports Interactive/SEGA), Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (Ubisoft), GRID (Codemasters), Metro Exodus (4A Games/Deep Silver), NBA 2K20 (Visual Concepts/2K Games), Rage 2 (id Software, Avalanche/Bethesda Softworks), Trials Rising (RedLynx/Ubisoft), Wolfenstein: Youngblood (MachineGames/Bethesda Softworks).
Google Stadia is launching in a week.
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