Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories August 11

Google’s ride with its first-party studio, Stadia Games & Entertainment, was a roller coaster ride for hundreds of developers, but it might have a good outcome for at least one team. The folks behind Journey to the Savage Planet have formed a new studio and obtained the IP back from Google.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories May 18

Stadia-exclusive Outcasters is changing publishers following SG&E shutdown

According to an email going out to players, Outcasters is changing publishers later this month, following the shutdown of Google’s Stadia Games and Entertainment division.

Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories May 5

Several Google Stadia staff members join Jade Raymond’s Sony-backed ‘Haven’ studio

After news broke earlier this week that Google Stadia’s product lead John Justice left the company, it’s been revealed that more names are on their way out. Several more staff members from Google Stadia, and specifically Stadia Games & Entertainment, have left the company to join “Haven,” a Sony-backed studio by their former boss, Jade Raymond.

Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories March 23

Last month, Google began the process of winding down Stadia Games and Entertainment, its division for first-party and second-party Stadia titles. As a parting gift, the team at Stadia Games and Entertainment has open sourced some of the tools that were created to assist development.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories March 16

Jade Raymond forms ‘Haven’ studio after leaving Stadia, working on new PlayStation IP

In early February, Google announced the closure of its in-house Stadia Games and Entertainment studios as well as the exit of industry veteran Jade Raymond. Now, Raymond has announced her next venture — the “Haven” studio that’s working on games for PlayStation.

Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories February 28

After publicly announcing the closure of Stadia Games & Entertainment, continued reports have revealed further details about what the studio was working out. Apparently, now-canceled first-party projects from Stadia included a multiplayer action game known as “Frontier,” a sequel to Journey to the Savage Planet 2, and an exclusive game from the legendary Kojima.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories February 26

A new report has detailed some of the circumstances that may have led to the closure of Stadia Games & Entertainment, including missed user targets and the developers’ desire to launch in beta.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories February 16

At the start of February, we were shocked when Google announced the end of its efforts to run in-house game development studios, and as it turns out, the developers were just as surprised. Just days before the public announcement, Stadia General Manager Phil Harrison sent a mass email to Stadia Games & Entertainment (SG&E) employees, commending them for “great progress” so far.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories February 1

Earlier today, Google made the surprise announcement that they would be ending their efforts to develop first-party games for Stadia. However, is it possible for Google Stadia to succeed without first-party games?

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Google has announced that it is winding down Stadia Games and Entertainment, shutting down efforts to develop first-party games.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories January 23

Last week, our APK Insight team uncovered mentions in the Google Stadia app of an ominous “Project Hailstorm.” Since then, the Stadia community has been abuzz with speculation about what Project Hailstorm could be. Here are some of my own guesses.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories December 3, 2020

Earlier this year, Google Stadia Games and Entertainment announced partnerships with a handful of studios, including Uppercut Games, the developers of Submerged. The result is Submerged: Hidden Depths, a sequel to the 2015 original and a Stadia exclusive.

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The latest exclusive game from Stadia Games and Entertainment is Outcasters, a fantastically fun top-down shooter with a lot of personality. More importantly, Outcasters keeps you (and your shots) hooked and coming back for more.

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Stadia will get an exclusive title from Thunderful Games, devs behind the Steamworld series

Since its launch over a year ago, Stadia has had a handful of exclusive releases, albeit timed, and now another is being announced. Down the road, Stadia will be launching an exclusive title with Thunderful Games.

The wacky space adventure game Journey to the Savage Planet is coming soon to Google Stadia with some exclusive content, nearly a year after arriving on other platforms.

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As part of Stadia’s Holiday Live Hangout stream, two new exclusive games have launched on the streaming service, exploration adventure game Submerged: Hidden Depths and the hotly anticipated arcade shooter Outcasters.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories November 16, 2020

One argument many make against Stadia is that Google has a reputation for “killing” apps. Today, we’re learning that Google has ambitions for Stadia Games and Entertainment to launch games through 2023 and beyond.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories November 10, 2020

Stadia’s Outcasters announces Team Battle mode, still no release date

Exclusive titles haven’t been Stadia’s strength since its debut last year, but Google is working on that through several of its own “Stadia Games & Entertainment” studios. One of the first major titles coming from that effort is Outcasters, and today a new “Team Battle” mode is being announced for that game.

Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories November 6, 2020

To help get your next fix of horde-slaying tower defense action, Orcs Must Die! 3 is back with new features and its first expansion, “Drastic Steps.”

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories October 22, 2020

Following three days of “Good Stuff” announcements, “Stadia” has begun trending on Twitter following a tweet from a Google Stadia Games & Entertainment Creative Director suggesting that streamers should be paying game studios a percentage of their revenue.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories July 14, 2020

Today marked the second Stadia Connect event for 2020, revealing a variety of new games coming soon to Google’s Stadia game streaming platform. During the video event, Google announced five new partnerships between Stadia Games and Entertainment and renowned game studios like Harmonix and Supermassive Games.

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Google Stadia has plenty of timed exclusives, but not too many true exclusives. Today during its Connect stream, Google announced Outcasters, a unique multiplayer combat game that you’ll only find on Stadia.

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Last year at GDC 2019, side-by-side with the announcement of Google Stadia, the company also unveiled its efforts to deliver fantastic games for the streaming service, through a new division of Google — Stadia Games and Entertainment. Now, nearly eight months into Stadia’s life, Stadia Games and Entertainment has delivered its first release in the form of Orcs Must Die! 3.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories March 23, 2020

Undoubtedly, the way that the console wars are won is through exclusive titles. So far, Google Stadia has been a bit lacking in that department, with only timed exclusives branded as “First on Stadia” titles. Today, the studio Splash Damage has announced a proper exclusive title is in the works for Google Stadia.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories March 4, 2020

Originally announced at GDC last year, Stadia Games and Entertainment is a division driving Google’s ambitions for Stadia exclusive games and especially first-party titles. Today, Stadia Games & Entertainment is announcing its second development studio, headed up by the executive producer of Sony’s God of War.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories January 6, 2020

Stadia Games and Entertainment hires first concept artist

Stadia Games & Entertainment is Google’s first-party studio for titles that take full advantage of the streaming platform. The first location is in Montréal and led by Assassin’s Creed veterans. The latest hire from Ubisoft makes for Stadia’s first concept artist.

Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories December 19, 2019

Google Stadia’s biggest issue right now comes down to the amount of content available. Not only is the list short, but there are no compelling exclusives yet. Stadia Games and Entertainment plans to fix that, and now, Google is bringing in Typhoon Studios to help in that endeavor.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories November 29, 2019

Google last month announced its first Stadia games studio in Montréal. Tasked with building exclusive content for the cloud streaming platform, new hires to Stadia Games and Entertainment include a handful of top executives from Ubisoft that previously worked on the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories November 1, 2019

Last week, it was announced that the first studio for Stadia Games and Entertainment would be located in Montreal, QC. Today, we’re taking a look at two more locations that Stadia Games and Entertainment is considering for development studios — London and Tokyo.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories October 24, 2019

Google today announced its first Stadia Games and Entertainment studio in Montréal. Tasked with producing “exclusive, original content,” an interview with games chief Jade Raymond reveals a rough roadmap for what kind of and when unique experiences will be possible.

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Weeks away from Stadia’s November 19th launch, Google officially unveiled its first games studio. Part of Stadia Games and Entertainment, it’s located in Montréal and tasked with making exclusive content that takes advantage of the cloud gaming platform.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories October 2, 2019

As Stadia nears its launch next month, the press tour for the game streaming service is ramping up. Wired UK just ran an in-depth Google Stadia profile on the effort that discusses its origins and prototype game development.

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Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories March 19, 2019

Exclusives are a huge part of the game industry, and it seems the new Google Stadia will be no exception. Alongside the service’s big reveal, Google announced its own studio, Stadia Games and Entertainment.

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