At GDC 2019, Google announced Google Stadia, its game-streaming, and game-sharing platform. In addition to features like cross-platform play and the ability to get help from Google Assistant, Google also had a few announcements to make about the supported Google Stadia games.
Just a handful of games have been confirmed for Google Stadia so far. We've listed all of the announced games as well as Google's announced partnerships with studios, as at least one company is making a yet untitled game for the Stadia platform.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin's Creed Odyssey was part of the Project Stream tests that Google ran last year and the game was front and center again during the Google Stadia announcement at GDC. Google has been working closely with Ubisoft and during the presentation, viewers could see how a Stadia user could seamlessly transition between playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey on a laptop, a PC, a tablet, and a television. The game looked crisp and ran smoothly on each of the devices.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the only Ubisoft game confirmed to work with Google Stadia at this point. However, the two companies share a close working relationship. Former Ubisoft executive Jade Raymond is now a VP at Google, heading up the Stadia game development division, so there is a path for them to work together on more games too.
Answering the "does it run DOOM" question in impressive fashion, Google Stadia will also offer DOOM Eternal, the upcoming shooter from id Software. The game will be available on the Google game streaming platform in 60FPS at 4K with HDR, meaning that it will also look brilliant through the service.
DOOM Eternal will feature some sort of competitive multiplayer. This means that the game could potentially support cross-play on Google Stadia too, though nothing has been confirmed.
Untitled Game from Q-Games
One of the most interesting Google Stadia features is something called State Share which allows players to share and link to moments of a game. Q-Games, the development team behind the PixelJunk series as well as The Tomorrow Children and Star Fox 64 3D, intends to make full use of it with its next game.
Dylan Cuthbert, the founder of Q-Games, confirmed that the studio would be basing its next game around the feature. Cuthbert didn't reveal the title, setting or gameplay, but did say that more information would be shared later in the year.
As of the time of writing, the Google Stadia game list only has three confirmed titles so far but there are plenty more on the way. Jade Raymond is leading the Stadia Games and Entertainment brand (which is made up of multiple developers) and Google confirmed that Stadia will have first-party exclusives. More information is coming this summer, meaning that fans may get a look at these in-development Google Stadia titles then.