STADIA, Google’s video game streaming service, wants to offer more than the ability to play without the need for a console. As proof we have that some of their games will offer features that, they say, are not possible on other platforms. Such is the case of GRID, a racing game that will have an exclusive mode on this platform.
In a talk with Wccftech, Codemasters, the responsible studio of GRID, spoke about the STADIA version of the racing game. There they revealed that the version that will be available on this platform will have an exclusive mode of 40 cars. The interesting thing is that the developer ensures that it is only possible in this service.
Mark Green, GRID development director, made the following statement.
Development on any new hardware is always equal parts exciting and interesting. Perhaps the area with the biggest difference was the streaming, but also the ability of Stadia to talk to other Stadia so quickly transforms some ideas around multiplayer – for example developing a whole new mode for GRID Stadia which has 40 cars on track at the same time, something that just isn’t possible with other hardware.
Something interesting is that Green considers that there is a possibility that they have only gone through the surface of what they can do with STADIA. Thus, it is clear that the developer has a lot of faith in the possibilities offered by the service. We’ll see if this translates into interesting projects that make the service more interesting for the players.
I remind you that GRID is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, while its version for STADIA will arrive before the end of the year. In other news, preparing the way to its premiere, Google shared the list of games that will be part of STADIA since its launch day, unfortunately, there are fans who are disappointed with the announcement.
Through a publication on its website, Google revealed that STADIA will debut on November 19 and on that day the service will offer 12 games. Most are AAA productions that have been available on consoles and PCs such as Mortal Kombat 11, Rise of the Tomb Raider & Destiny 2. That said, there is also an exclusive called Gylt, which is the most recent Tequila Softworks project.
GOOGLE STADIA LAUNCH GAMES:
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Destiny 2: The Collection
- Just Dance 2020
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Samurai Shodown
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
- Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
As you can see, it is a varied list, with interesting productions that belong to different genres. That said, fans have been dissatisfied, since they hoped to enjoy games like DOOM, Football Manager 2020 or Borderlands 3 since the launch of STADIA. We will have to wait and see when exactly the next lineup of games will release on STADIA.