Google announced that it plans to add more than 120 games to its library of gaming streaming service Google Stadia in 2020, including Cyberpunk 2077 and Watch Dogs Legion, among which there will be 10 temporarily exclusive ones. Today the service has 26 games available, of which one is exclusive. Google previously reported that there will be four games in 2020. We hope gamers are preparing for great new games. At the end of this month, we will reveal more about the games coming to Stadia Pro in February, ”the project team said in a blog post.
Google has also announced other updates coming to Stadia over the next three months. These include support for 4k online games, additional Google Assistant features when playing Stadia through a browser, wireless online gameplay through a Stadia controller, and support for Android smartphones. As reported by The Verge, Stadia is only available on the Google Pixel today. However, according to the 9to5Google portal, in recent weeks, smartphone owners, including OnePlus 6T, Samsung Galaxy 10e and Note 9, began to receive reports that when they try to launch Stadia, they have the opportunity to start the game after connecting a third-party controller or Stadia controller instead of choosing between a computer and a Chromecast Ultra. This opportunity is given only within one session. However, according to the portal,
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It is impossible to take part in the testing on your own – apparently, Google selects participants at random. At the same time, explains 9to5Google, the tests span several generations of phones, which suggests that Google plans to expand support for Stadia to a wide range of devices. In the meantime, as The Verge warns, users shouldn’t be too excited about 4K gaming support on the internet.
“We’ve already seen that 4K on Stadia doesn’t necessarily mean 4K. Some games, like Destiny 2, actually run at much lower 1080p resolutions. And even to do that, you have to pay for Stadia Pro, although Google promised this permission by subscription, in which you have to pay only for games. ” Additionally, The Verge says, while it’s nice to be able to use the Stadia controller wirelessly soon, there’s still no word on when wireless controller support will become available when running games on the phone. Third-party controllers such as the Sony DualShock 4 and Bluetooth-enabled versions of the Microsoft Xbox One controller already work wirelessly. Also, Google hasn’t announced anything about iOS support, so it’s likely that the cloud service won’t be available on iPhones or iPads for at least the next three months.
Earlier, the Gamesindustry.biz portal reported that Google acquired the indie studio Typhoon. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. The entire development team of 26 people will be taken over by Google. Her team includes specialists who have worked on games such as Splinter Cell and Batman: Arkham Knight, The Sims 2, Assassin’s Creed III and Far Cry 4. However, as the portal emphasizes, the studio itself is still new to the gaming industry. Prior to the deal, the studio was working on Journey to the Savage Planet, which will be released on January 28 and will be available on PC (Epic Games Store), PS4 and Xbox One. But all Typhoon projects after Journey to the Savage Planet will be exclusive games for Stadia. They will be released after 2020.
The Google Stadia service was launched on November 19, 2019 in 30 countries of the world and immediately faced criticism. Gamers noted such shortcomings of the service as input lag and picture quality lower than stated. Testing the platform was a disaster. This is a huge blunder from Google, and I’m really curious what the implications of this ill-considered early launch will be, ”said reviewer Paul Tassi of Forbes. Google is actively working on filling the library of the streaming service Stadia. According to Jack Boozer, director of games for Stadia, the company is preparing to launch about 400 new projects from 200 developers. Boozer did not share specific details on individual games, but said most of them will appear in 2021 and later. According to Android Police, this list includes about 50 unreleased games that have been announced for the service, as well as about 100 more projects already available. Boozer expressed Google’s long-term commitment to its streaming gaming platform. He noted that Google plans to expand Stadia for 2023.
“Gaming is one of the biggest businesses at Google… That’s why you see that we are investing so much time and energy in supporting all these hundreds of developers making all these games. We have a very exciting year ahead of us. And, in fact, there are very interesting years ahead of us. These new games include exclusive projects developed by Google’s internal studios and partners such as Harmonix. To strengthen its development team, the company has hired several prominent employees, including former Ubisoft and EA producer Jade Raymond and former Sony Santa Monica studio head Shannon Studstill.