Google Stadia working on getting 400 games
Today is Google Stadia 1 year anniversary and while there has been a lot of news to celebrate this special day. It seems that Google is also working on bringing about 400 games to the platform.
In an interview with Mobile Syrup, who spoke to Jack Buser, Stadia’s director of games. Buser reflected on the first year for Google Stadia and went over how Google Stadia is in it for the long haul. The interview is full of tons of information, so we highly suggest you check it out.
Now the main bit we want to go over is how Buser spoke about how Google has a roadmap to bring around 400 games to Google Stadia from 200 developers. When asked by Mobile Syrup, “When it comes to future games for next-gen consoles, we have some ideas of what to expect, but Stadia’s lineup for 2021 and beyond is mostly unknown. Speaking generally, then, what is the roadmap for Year 2 and beyond? What should fans expect from Stadia?”
Buser responded by saying –
What I can tell you is that we’ve built a roadmap of about 400 games in development right now from 200 developers. So when those games land, whether it’s in the calendar year of 2021 or beyond, is something that you’ll hear more from us in the future. Will there be more developers and more games on the platform? Absolutely. But frankly speaking, my team is almost done with 2021. We’re thinking about 2022 right now — that’s our focus. 2023 is really kind of where we’re aiming our sights. 2021 is in incredible shape. Hopefully, that gives you a sense of the scale of where we’re moving.
A lot of people ask us: ‘is Google committed to this platform? Are you guys in it for the long haul?’ And I can tell you, unequivocally, ‘yes.’ Just because the time horizons alone of our industry mean that we are looking many years out into the future. Gaming is one of the biggest businesses at Google. If you look across Stadia, [Google] Play and YouTube, it’s so incredibly important to our company. Which is why you see us investing so much time and energy to support all these hundreds of developers building all these games. We have a very exciting year ahead of us. And, in fact, we have a very exciting many years ahead of us.