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.
Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories August 11
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories February 1
Google has announced that it is winding down Stadia Games and Entertainment, shutting down efforts to develop first-party games.
Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories January 23
Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories December 3, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories October 22, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Stadia Games and Entertainment Stories November 1, 2019
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