Google Outlines Stadia's Upcoming Exclusive Games

Google's latest Stadia Connect confirms partnerships with developers Harmonix, Splash Damage, and more.

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During its recent Stadia Connect livestream, tech giant Google announced a partnership with several developers that will create games exclusive to the cloud-streaming platform. The company has detailed two of the five exclusives that will come to Stadia, alongside 15 other titles that will arrive throughout the year.

The first is from developer Splash Damage, the studio responsible for Brink and Gears Tactics. The game is Outcasters, a "vibrant and accessible competitive online multiplayer game set in a distinctly stylized vinyl world." It includes millions of customizations options for you to create unique casters as you compete in matches with up to eight players for glory and rewards. You can expect tons of sharp-shooting, bouncing, and springing on the multiple hectic battlefields. An official release date has not been provided.

Developer Robot Entertainment, creators of the Hero Academy and Orcs Must Die franchises, is also working on Orcs Must Die 3 as an exclusive for Stadia. Fans familiar with the series will know what to expect. OMD3 is an action-tower defense game where you defend Rift towers from "largest orc armies ever assembled." This sequel features new War Scenarios, mountable War machines, and more. It is free for Stadia Pro subscribers.

Google also announced that three more developers--Harmonix Guitar Hero, Rock Band), Uppercut Games (City of Brass, Submerged), and Supermassive Games (The Dark Pictures - Man of Medan, Until Dawn)--are working on games that will be coming to Stadia in the future. Though no details have been provided on what these games are, Google confirmed that each one is exclusive to the cloud-streaming platform.

There are a bunch of other games coming to Stadia in the coming months as well. This list includes titles coming first to Stadia (such as Super Bomberman R Online), games with cross-play functionality (like Dead by Daylight), award-winning action-adventures Hitman and Sekiro, and many more.

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