Yesterday, Google held a Stadia Connect event to showcase what games would be coming to the streaming platform in the near future. Among the announcements Google announced it had signed deals with both Harmonix and Supermassive Games to create exclusive content for the platform. Harmonix is best known for games such as Rock Band while Supermassive Games has had success with Until Dawn as well as making The Dark Picture Anthology games Man of Medan and Little Hope.
Pete Samuels, CEO of Supermassive Games, had this to say about the Stadia partnership:
“Our teams create games that mix powerful storytelling with cinematic production values. Combining these elements is key to what we do. We’ve always had a passion for exploring the benefits of new technology and new platforms, and the features of Stadia really enhance what we see as the values of our games. Our games are designed to be played by anyone (as long as they are old enough!) and we love the accessibility of the Stadia platform. The low barrier to entry and ability to play across multiple devices allows players to quickly immerse themselves in our games. We couldn’t be more excited about the partnership.”
Steve Janiak of Harmonix had his own views of the Stadia partnership:
“At Harmonix, we are constantly searching for new ways to marry music gaming with the latest technology has to offer – whether that’s a guitar controller, virtual reality, or state-of-the-art music mixing tech. Partnering with Stadia and its revolutionary technology is an opportunity for us to do what we do best – deliver genre-defining game experiences rooted in some of the best music of our time. Our team was super excited to get to work.”
In addition to these partnerships Google confirmed that Outriders, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Super Bomberman R Online, Dead by Daylight, Hitman, Hitman 2, Hitman 3, Serious Sam 4, One Hand Clapping, NBA 2K21, PGA 2K21, WWE 2K Battlegrounds, Hello Neighbor, and Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek would all be added by third parties. There are also five Stadia exclusives. Orcs Must Die 3 is one of them and out now. The other game is called Outcasters. The remaining three exclusives are the games being developed by Harmonix, Supermassive, and Uppercut Games.