Google Responds to Stadia Complaints: "We Understand the Desire to Hear More Specifics"

Google Responds to Stadia Complaints: "We Understand the Desire to Hear More Specifics"

It says more info about "exclusive games" is coming soon.

Google's game streaming service has received some level of criticism since launch, but especially so in the last week. A breakout Reddit thread pushed owners' issues with the platform to the forefront, and today, Google has responded to their grievances.

In the Stadia subreddit thread, users noted how the service still lacks features and had gone a significant time without any game announcements. Within a short time, Google announced two more games would be joining the premium Stadia Pro service as free titles for subscribers.

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, a Google spokesperson referred to Stadia's New Year update blog, saying more than 120 games are set for 2020 and features including 4K gaming, additional Android phone support, and wireless gameplay on Web through the Stadia controller were all coming "over the next three months."

As for the games? "We understand the desire to hear more specifics on the games," the spokesperson told GIBiz. "After all, that is what it is about: the games. Of course, not all 120 titles will be announced by the Stadia team, as we leave it up to the publishers to make the announcement about their IP/games, and which platforms it will appear on-just as we will do with the exclusive content coming to Stadia."

They go on to say there are a number of reasons for the "time" of those announcements, and that Google is working with its publishing and developing partners. "We are excited to share more about some of the exclusive games coming to Stadia soon."

That last tidbit is interesting, as right now, Google's platform is lacking in killer exclusives. Tequila Works' Gylt is Google's most notable exclusive right now, but the tech giant did recently acquire Typhoon Studios, the studio behind the recently released Journey to the Savage Planet. It's possible Google might be gearing up for another chance at a first impression, with hopefully some more exclusives.

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