Google Shows Off A Handful Of Stadia Exclusives

Google’s game streaming platform has had a bit of a rough start, but the media giant isn’t giving up on the service yet. This week, during a Stadia Connect briefing, Google announced a handful of Stadia exclusives and a few other notable details. 

In addition to the surprise release of Orcs Must Die 3, Google showed off a new game called Outcasters (pictured above). From developers Splash Damage (Gears Tactics), this colorful competitive online multiplayer game​ features a stylized vinyl aesthetic. Up to eight players can duke it out in this top-down shooter and players can put some extra spin on their attacks. 

Google also announced that it’s working with developers like Harmonix (Rock Band, Fuser), Uppercut Games (Epoch, Submerged), and Supermassive Games (Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures anthology) on a couple of unannounced projects. The company didn’t detail any of those projects, but it’s nice to see that more studios are working on games that might drive people to the service. 

Finally, Google announced that the following games would be coming to its service soon:

  • Super Bomberman R Online (First on Stadia; Fall 2020)
  • One Hand Clapping (Early Access; First on Stadia; Playable in Stadia Pro once Stadia Connect is live) 
  • Dead by Daylight (Cross-play all platforms; cross-progression with Nintendo Switch and PC) 
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Season 8 (July 30) 
  • Hitman and Hitman 2 (both September 1)
  • Hitman 3 (January 2021) 
  • Serious Sam 4 (Stadia and PC only at launch; August 2020)
  • NBA 2k21 (Fall 2020) 
  • Outriders (Holiday 2020) 
  • One Hand Clapping (Early Access; First on Stadia; live with Stadia Connect) 
  • WWE 2K Battlegrounds (September 18) 
  • PGA TOUR 2K21 (August 21) 
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Fall 2020) 
  • Hello Neighbor (September 20; Playable in Stadia Pro at Launch)
  • Hello Neighbor: Hide & Seek (Holiday 2020; Playable in Stadia Pro at Launch) 

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