Google has announced the addition of 16 new games to its Stadia streaming service.
The tech giant announced the new games at the Stadia Connect event earlier today where it revealed that of the 16 games coming to the service, five are exclusive to the platform.
Two of the exclusive games include Outcasters and Orcs Must Die! 3. The other three exclusive games weren’t announced but Google did reveal that they’re being developed by Supermassive Games, Uppercut Games, and Harmonix.
Outcasters has been described as a vibrant “competitive online multiplayer game set in a distinctly stylised vinyl world” while Orcs Must Die! 3 sees players tackle hordes of orcs – it is playable now on Stadia Pro.
Games Super Bomberman R Online and One Hand Clapping are also launching on the platform as timed exclusives, releasing on Stadia first before other platforms. Super Bomberman R Online is a Battle Royale multiplayer which supports up to 64 players and is compatible with Stadia’s Crowd Play feature.
One Hand Clapping is a new 2D puzzle platformer where players must sing into their headset to solve musical-based puzzles. The other games releasing on Stadia include:
- Dead By Daylight (Cross-play with all platforms and cross-progression with the Nintendo Switch and PC)
- PUBG Season 8 (Lanching July 30th)
- PGA Tour 2K21 (Lanching August 21st)
- Serious Sam 4 (Launching on Stadia and PC August 2020)
- Hitman (Launching September 1st)
- Hitman 2 (Launching September 1st)
- WWE 2K Battlegrounds (Launching September 18th)
- Hello Neighbour (Launching September 20th)
- NBA 2K21 (Launching Autumn 2020)
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Launching Autumn 2020)
- Hello Neighbour: Hide & Seek (Launching Christmas 2020)
- Outriders (Launching Christmas 2020)
- Hitman 3 (Launching January 2021)
All games will be launching on the Google Stadia streaming platform within the coming months and we can expect more concrete release dates for some of the above titles to be announced in the future.
Everything You Need To Know About Google Stadia
The Google Stadia streaming platform launched back in November 2019. The service allows players to stream games over the internet but differs from other streaming platforms like Netflix because it requires users to purchase the titles rather than pay for access to them.
Upon release, Stadia was criticised for requiring users to purchase games, for its unstable connection, and for its lacklustre graphics and framerate. Fans also expressed concern over Google’s silence regarding its plans for Stadia and upcoming service fixes.
Just over 60 titles are available on Stadia at the time of writing including Destroy All Humans, the Metro series, The Elder Scrolls Online, Doom 64, Monopoly, Doom Eternal, Borderlands 3, Tomb Raider, Red Dead Redemption 2, Rise Of The Tomb Raider, Rage 2, Final Fantasy XV, Destiny 2, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, and more.
Upcoming games Marvel’s Avengers, Watch Dog’s: Legion, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Dirt 5, FIFA 21, Far Cry 6, and Cyberpunk 2077 are all set to release on the platform after their release on other platforms, but no dates have been confirmed.
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