Clocking in at a little over 16 minutes, today's Google Stadia Connect was a brief showcase of what's in store for the Stadia platform - including some of the games either out now or that will be coming in the near future. Let's go over the highlights.
2 free months of Stadia Pro
Google wants you on their platform so badly that they're giving it away for free for two months. Stadia Pro includes a modest variety of games that can be played immediately, and this deal allegedly comes with no strings attached. Players can sign up at Stadia.com
Partnership with EA
As we all know, publisher EA goes wherever the money is, and Google stacks paper to the ceiling. That said, it probably shouldn't come as a surprise that the two giants would partner up to bring some of EA's popular titles over to the platform. Currently, the lineup includes Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which is schedule to release this Fall, followed by FIFA and Madden.
Since its launch, one of Stadia's biggest hurting points has been its lack of a library, so obviously Google's top priority for this connect needed to be game announcements. There were a few titles showcased that are currently available on the platform, such as Doom Eternal and Octopath Traveler, so those don't count. Upcoming titles include Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break, Zombie War 4, and Orcs Must Die! 3.
Perhaps the most persuasive set of games shown off were those that will launch first on Stadia, meaning that they will be exclusive to the platform for a pre-determined period of time. These included:
Crayta, a rather neat looking co-op builder game where players construct houses and stuff together using the power of friendship and probably also building materials.
Wavebreak looks like a cross between Tony Hawk Pro Skater and Waverace. If neither of those mean anything to you, then it's probably best that you just watch the trailer.
Embr hit me so hard in the face that I probably have a black eye, is a game set in the terrifyingly plausible future where emergency services are rendered by the equivalent of Uber drivers. It's obviously meant to be funny since these responders are clearly really bad at their job, but my goodness the implications terrify me.
Get Packed is another one of those games that uses over-the-top physics paired with otherwise menial tasks to generate hilarity, and it absolutely works. Let's just say I wouldn't recommend hiring these movers.
So what did you think of today's Stadia Connect? Anything in there that got you particularly jazzed for the platform? Let us know in the comments!