According to a report, The Quarry and High On Life were almost Stadia games

According to Axios Gaming Newsletter (opens in new tab) sources, both recently released horror game the quarry and Justin Roiland’s upcoming Squanch Games FPS high in life were initially being developed with the help of Google and were intended to be released on Stadia. Until Google shifted its focus from game development, that is.

In February 2021, Google announced the closure of its in-house game development studios Stadia. Then Stadia’s VP and Chief Product Officer lefthow did you do various members of the Stadia Games and Entertainment team. What had been promoted as a platform with unique features that only Stadia games could make use of, such as how Pixeljunk Raiders used the service’s ‘play within shared screenshots’ featureit has become another technology that Google can license so that other companies can make better use of it.

The quarry developer Supermassive Games has been announced as a Stadia partner in 2020, with Supermassive CEO Pete Samuels quoted as saying, “What the team is creating looks amazing and we can’t wait for people to get a glimpse of it later this year.” Nothing else followed, and when The Quarry was announced in March, 2K Games was its publisher. It will be interesting to see if there are a number of games out there that started with Google money behind them before having to find support elsewhere to launch.

Stadia even has a few exclusive games, including Gylt, Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle, and Hello Engineer spin-off Hello Neighbor. Others have had periods of exclusivity that have now ended, such as the narrative platformer written by Rhianna Pratchett. Lost Words: Beyond the Pageand Orcs must die! 3.

Perhaps the best thing we can expect from Stadia is that its technology will be used to stream demos, as with the Resident Evil Village demo you can play in your browser. remember when Bastion’s prologue was available as a Chrome app all the way back in 2011? We’ve basically come full circle.

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