Google’s cloud gaming service known as Stadia is arguably one of the best currently available cloud gaming service out there. It has around 400 games on the way to be launched on its roster as announced by its service’s director of plays, Jack Buser. The company has a roadmap of about 400 games from over 200 developers, as confirmed by Buser himself.
Although more specific information about the games is not available, we know that the games will most probably arrive in 2021. Google offering the roadmap to provide 400 titles shows that the company is determined about its service.
Buser stated that “You’re going to see the amount of exclusive content on our platform scale pretty rapidly. Cloud-native titles will be able to do things that aren’t possible on current systems because they’re free from the limitations of a network appliance in your living room, like a PC or a game console.”
It’s not something new for google to shelve an ongoing project. Considering the flaws and complexity of cloud gaming, everyone was afraid that google might throw away stadia for good. But the latest roadmap comes as an insurance policy that google will hold on to stadia and eventually work on improving the service.
He also added that “We are looking many years out into the future. Gaming is one of the biggest businesses on Google. It is why you see us investing so much time and energy to support all these hundreds of developers building all these games. We have a fascinating year ahead of us. And we have many fascinating years ahead of us.”
The director used the number of games on Stadia’s roadmap to show Google’s long-term commitment to the platform. Buser said that Google’s planning for Stadia extends into 2023 at this point. According to sources, the games in development include exclusive titles produced by Google’s own internal game studios and partners like Harmonix. The company has also hired developers like ex-Ubisoft and EA producer Jade Raymond and ex-Sony Santa Monica studio head Shannon Studstill.