Google Stadia to Get ‘More Than 100 Games’ in 2021
Google has announced that a slew of new games will be coming to Stadia in the near future, and that over 100 games are to be added to the service by the end of 2021.
Google recently announced that it would be shutting down its internal studios for Stadia, despite not releasing a single game from them. In the same breath, it also stated that more games would hit the service. Google is making good on that promise as the company announced that not only will nine games be coming to Stadia shortly, over 100 games will join the Stadia lineup in 2021.
Those nine games are Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition (February 23), Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut (February 23), It Came From Space and Ate Our Brains (March 2), FIFA 21 (March 17), Kaze and the Wild Masks (March 26), Judgement (April 23), Killer Queen Black, Street Power Football, and Hellpoint. The latter three do not have release dates for Stadia.
“We’re thrilled to continue bringing games from some of the best developers for our players to experience within the Stadia store,” a blog post from Google reads. “Over the next few weeks and months, players can expect to see everything from action-filled RPGs to competitive co-op titles and nimble platformers. These games represent just a sampling of the more than 100 games that will be added to the Stadia store for our players in 2021 to share, experience, and play with friends.”
This news comes weeks after word broke that Google was giving up on developing its own games. According to one source familiar with Stadia’s first-party work that spoke to Kotaku, “Google was a terrible place to make games. Imagine Amazon, but under-resourced.” Read about this decision by Google and then read our thoughts on Google’s game streaming service in IGN’s Stadia review.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.