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Games I Would Like to See Come to Stadia December 22, 2019

Posted by Maniac in Editorials.
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Google sent us a brand-new Stadia Founders Edition last week and we have been enjoying our time with it so far. However, as of the time this article is being written our ability to play games on it is limited due to its current limited selection of games. Let’s be honest, Stadia needs a big catalog of games if it wants to gain more subscribers. That said, the infrastructure is already in place to make that happen, and Google has promised more games are coming to Stadia in the next few weeks. Having our own experience with Stadia, we thought it would be a good idea to give Google some recommendations on current games that might work well on the platform.

So what games do we think would work well on the Google Stadia platform, a game streaming service which does not require downloads or patching? We have plenty of ideas and here’s some we would like to share with Google! Please note games that are already out or have been promised for the Stadia (such as Marvel’s Avengers or Doom: Eternal) will not be included on this list. We’re also not going to include first or second-party Nintendo titles, as Nintendo has made it clear they do not port their platform-exclusives under any circumstances and we don’t see the point of including those on this list. (Ed. Note– That said I would make a vote for Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield). We are also going to keep this list to games released this year.

  • Control – This summer’s hottest game can really swallow a lot of your free time with its Metroid-esque environment and continuous ability unlocks. I would love to see how this game runs on the Stadia. Also, Remedy would be able to regularly drop new patches and game content seamlessly without having to download or update anything on the players end! Who knows, Google’s servers might even be able to support the ray tracing mode meant for PCs That combined with the higher resolution assets that must exist (because Remedy confirmed there will be a next-generation rerelease of the game) could make a Stadia version of Control the best looking game on the platform.
  • Detroit: Become Human – This is actually not a platform exclusive for the PS4 as people are now able to get it on PC. As an adventure style game with an incredible high resolution art style, the game is practically perfect for the Stadia. Button presses for conversations and QTE segments are common player prompts in the game, and the Stadia’s network should have no problem working within a framework like that. If there was one game I would feel could truly thrive in Stadia it would be a David Cage game.
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – This game is like GTA Jedi, an open-world environment where players can explore many worlds in the Star Wars universe and be the star of their own new cinematic adventure. The problem is the game currently suffers from very long load times and occasional in-game performance issues during cutscenes due to the cinematics hiding loading screens. Stadia’s servers could provide the processing power this game needs to run at its best and cut the load times.
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan – I have not played the first game of this anthology yet but if Supermassive’s previous title, Until Dawn, is any indication, this game could be just as perfect for Stadia as Detroit: Become Human would be.
  • Death Stranding – Thankfully, this is not a PS4 exclusive, as a PC version is currently in development. That PC version could be reworked for Stadia. This is an enormous game with incredible ultra high-resolution graphical assets. Its multiplayer component allows players to exchange messages and notes, helping each other along the way. This is practically perfect for Stadia, a platform players can drop in an out of anywhere they’d like!

So those are just a few games I could think of that I felt would be a great fit for Stadia. Post a comment below with your thoughts but be aware we intentionally listed games from this year to give Stadia the best chance at showing off the best possible looking games.

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