It's been a tough few weeks for Google Stadia. Following the announcement that Google was closing its own game studio, fans questioned where the future of Stadia, if there even was one, would be.
However, Google has now come back to address these concerns, announcing a timeline of new games set to launch throughout 2021 and beyond.
Here's what's in store for Google Stadia in 2021...
No, Google Stadia is not finished
In a recent Community Blog highlighting a collection of upcoming Stadia releases, the Stadia Team confirmed it would be offering over 100 games to its players over the next ten months.
"These games represent jus 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," the blog post said.
This marks Stadia's shift further towards third-party developers following its first-party studio closure. In announcing the closure of Google's studio, Stadia's VP and GM Phil Harrison spoke about this new direction for the platform. "In 2021, we're expanding our efforts to help game developers and publishers take advantage of our platform technology and deliver games directly to their players," Harrison said.
What games are coming to Stadia?
The blog post highlighted the likes of the Shantae titles, FIFA 21, Judgement, Killer Queen Black, and Hellpoint as just some of the games releasing on Stadia in the next few months.
Beyond April, Stadia confirmed that Far Cry 6, Riders Republic and Hello Engineer are also set to launch on the platform later this year. Dirt 5, Ark Survival Evolved and Disco Elysium are also expected to release onto Google Stadia in 2021.
Stadia's first two months of 2021 have also been fairly busy, with Little Nightmares 2, Hitman 3and Scott Pilgrim vs the World: The Game - Complete Edition all releasing onto the platform on the same date as their console/PC launches.