Google is quickly reinforcing its in-house work on Stadia games. The internet giant has acquired Typhoon Studios, an indie founded by industry veterans (including from Batman: Arkham City and Far Cry 4) that is near releasing its first game, Journey to the Savage Planet. The staff will be part of the existing Stadia Games and Leisure Studio in Montreal, however, don’t fret — Journey continues to be on observe to reach several platforms on January 28th.
The move is not surprising. Whereas we found Stadia’s platform to be playable if prone to technical quirks, many have complained about a few dearths of optimized games for the streaming service. There’s not a lot incentive to buy the Stadia version of a game should you’d be happy taking part in the same title on a console or PC, especially should you’re a competitive kind who grows on low latency and an abundance of associates. The addition of Typhoon’s staff may result in other titles that serve as showcases for Stadia’s advantages.
There’s also the matter of boosting Stadia’s output. Jade Raymond explained to VentureBeat that Stadia needs “multiple projects” in growth in Montreal, and which means having enough talent to deal with contemporary work on all these games. We’d expect more of these acquisitions sooner or later, even when they’re prone to be relative unknowns.