Google's game development plans may have been shortlived but the company learned a valuable lesson - third-party titles are more than sufficient to drive the service forward.
After all - no studio in the world will give you a hundred games in a year, while also maintaining existing games and the platform itself. There is plenty of quality to go with the quantity here, as Google Stadia owners are likely to see for themselves throughout 2021.
Google's latest blog post has given players a heads up in this respect, as the company announced no less than 100 games coming in 2021. The party will start in somewhat thinner numbers, though, and the schedule is as follows:
- Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition (Feb. 23)
- Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut (Feb. 23)
- It came from space and ate our brains (Mar. 2)
- FIFA 21 (Mar. 17)
- Kaze and the Wild Masks (Mar. 26)
- Judgment (Apr. 23)
- Killer Queen Black
- Street Power Football
Not having in-house exclusives to worry about may sound horrific to PlayStation fans, but it's been quite lucrative for Stadia and other platform holders.
We suppose there's some convenience thrown in for good measure, as Google were also planning to use the studio to facilitate the adoption of game streaming, but they clearly had little need for that too.
You can find the full post and more detailed video game breakdowns on the official website .