The First Google Stadia 1st Party Developers Are in Montreal
Stadia Games & Entertainment boss Jade Raymond recently said that Google intends to build first-party studios to deliver exclusive content to the platform. The first first-party studio will apparently open in Montreal but Google intends on opening several more in the future. The studios are intended to create original content across a diverse selection of games in all genres, though it will take some time to get the AAA experience. Google Stadia releases on November 19th but get ready for a bumpy launch.
“We have a plan that includes building out a few different first-party studios, and also building up the publishing org to ship exclusive content created by indie devs and other external partners,” said Jade Raymond. “It is a long term view that Google is taking. For a big bet and a huge new IP that’s going to fully leverage the cloud, it may be several years. But we do have quite a few exclusive games in the works that will demonstrate some of the exciting things about the platform all along the path. It won’t be four years before gamers get to see the new exclusive, exciting content. There will be some coming out every year, and more and more each year.”
These promises of offering exclusive content for Google Stadia is important for the success of their platform as exclusives have driven sales of the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch this gen. We’re looking forward to whatever exclusives the confirmed studio in Montreal will develop, despite the fact that we aren’t expecting anything large scale for the foreseeable future. Google Stadia is expected to improve over time and the better their exclusives get, the more interested gamers will be in the platform.
Are you looking forward to the November launch of Google Stadia or are you completely uninterested in a Google cloud game streaming platform? What kind of exclusive could Google develop that would entice you into buying a Google Stadia? Let us know in the comments below!