Google has around 400 games on the way for its Stadia game streaming service, according to Jack Buser, the service’s director of games. Buser gave the figure in an interview with MobileSyrup, where he said that the company has “a roadmap of about 400 games in development from 200 developers” for the service.
Buser stopped short of giving specific information on individual games but said that most would be arriving in 2021 and beyond. This list of Stadia games maintained by Android Police, however, includes around 50 unreleased games that have been announced for the service, alongside another 100 or so that are already available.
“WE HAVE A VERY EXCITING MANY YEARS AHEAD OF US.”
The director used the number of games on Stadia’s roadmap as evidence for Google’s long-term commitment to the platform. Buser said that Google’s planning for Stadia extends into 2023 at this point. “We are looking many years out into the future,” the director says. “Gaming is one of the biggest businesses at Google … Which is why you see us investing so much time and energy to support all these hundreds of developers building all these games. We have a very exciting year ahead of us. And, in fact, we have a very exciting many years ahead of us.”
These games in development include exclusive titles produced by Google’s own internal game studios as well as partners like Harmonix. The company has made some big hires as part of its first-party development efforts, including ex-Ubisoft and EA producer Jade Raymond and ex-Sony Santa Monica studio head Shannon Studstill.
“You’re going to see the amount of exclusive content on our platform scale pretty rapidly,” Buser says. He adds that some “cloud native” titles will be able to do things that aren’t possible on current systems because they’re “free from the limitations of a network appliance in your living room, like a PC or a game console.”