Google acquires Journey to the Savage Planet developer for future Stadia titles

Let’s be real, right now. Google’s Stadia hasn’t had the launch the company would have liked. Instead of helping to usher in a new era of gaming the system has been dogged with performance and content issues. Only yesterday it was discovered that the version of Borderlands 3 on Stadia was a few builds behind the console and PC versions.

A lagging library and lack of exclusives hasn’t helped the fledgling service but Google is determined to make it work. Today, Jade Raymond announced that Google has bought Typhoon Studio, which will soon be releasing Journey to the Savage Planet on multiple platforms. The move comes as Google looks to improve its offerings including exclusives, and its likely this could be one of many acquisitions to boost the Stadia team.

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The full statement reads:

Working with some of the best game creators in the world, we’ve learned that a successful studio comes down to great people who have a vision to execute on the best ideas. We’re always looking for people who share our passion and vision for the future of gaming, which is why I’m so excited that Typhoon Studios, the independent developers behind the upcoming Journey to the Savage Planet, is joining Stadia Games and Entertainment.

Under the leadership of its co-founders, Reid Schneider & Alex Hutchinson, Typhoon Studios has built an incredible team of industry veterans who are committed to the player experience. The Typhoon team will be joining our first Stadia Games and Entertainment studio that is based in Montreal and led by Sébastien Puel.

Typhoon Studios will continue to work on the launch of Journey to the Savage Planet for multiple platforms on January 28, 2020. Meanwhile, our priority will be on integrating the team from Typhoon Studios into Stadia Games and Entertainment. We’re thrilled to welcome this incredibly talented team to the Google family!

Journey to the Savage Planet will be available on January 28th 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store. It’s almost certain to hit Stadia too.

Source: Google

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