Google Stadia has had a lot of criticism since its release. Among other things, potential users complain that the selection of games is far from sufficient to be competitive. Developers now speak up and reveal why.
Update from March 2, 2020 at 4:04 pm:
Google's Stadia platform has not had an easy start and customers are still missing. One reason is limited choice of games, There are currently 28 pieces that consist of a few exclusive titles and a few others. A few developers got involved Business insider spoken and once outlined their point of view.
One of the biggest reasons why indie developers Stadia have stayed away so far is Google’s lack of financial incentive, A publisher’s executive described the amount of money Google offered them as “so low” that it wasn't even part of the conversation.
Another indie developer, like most platform operators like Microsoft and Epic, described provide incentives in advanceto get developers and publishers to make games or publish in their shops. But at Google Stadia, the incentive was, in the words of this developer, "… somehow not there".
Should Google not use these approaches and change their planning, Stadia customers could stay away in the future.
Original message from January 6, 2020 at 4:38 pm:
Google Stadia: lineup expanded, but the disappointment remains
At the end of last year, Google Stadia already appeared for early-deciders who have put over 100 euros in the hardware kit and in the subscription. The version for everyone follows this year, but the lineup of cloud gaming services has been rather disappointing so far.
In November 2019, Google Stadia started with 22 games in the early phase. Four more have been released since then, but 26 titles are not much for the hustle and bustle that was made about the service. Gylt is the only exclusive title so far, but the success hoped for by the developers failed to materialize.
Loud Gamerant has stadia three more exclusive titles planned for 2020, but all are limited in time. This means that they will appear for other platforms over time. This is Get Packed, an online co-op game, as well as Spitlings, an arcade style indie game and Orcs Must Die! 3, the third part of the popular tower defense game.
Five older games are scheduled to be added to the library later this year: Doom 2016, The Crew 2, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, SUPERHOT and The Elder Scrolls Online.
With titles like Doom Eternal, Cyberpunk 2077, Marvel’s Avengers, Destroy All Humans !, Gods and Monsters, Baldur’s Gate 3, Watch Dogs Legion, Monster Energy Supercross 3 and Windjammers 2, Google Stadia could experience a small upswing.
Can you still implement everything?
The service also left a lot to be desired
In addition to the unexpectedly few games that Google Stadia has to offer, users are unsatisfied with the service. The cloud service does offer the players 4K, 60fps straming with HDR and 5.1 surround – but not in all games. Destiny 2 runs approximately in a native resolution of Full HD with medium settings to be able to reach the targeted 60 frames per second at any time, while Red Dead Redemption 2 is still streamed in WQHD, but only achieves 30 FPS.
The service sees a salvation in a catalog of free games that is eligible for a monthly subscription $ 9.99 could be used, but Google Stadia lags behind other services here as well.
The year will still happen a lot at Google Stadia, it has to, because with the previous lineup it will be very difficult for the service to build up a long-standing customer base. What do you think about the service? Did you think about the purchase? Feel free to tell us in the comments.