Google Stadia Acquires Studio Behind the Upcoming Journey to the Savage Planet

Google Stadia Acquires Studio Behind the Upcoming Journey to the Savage Planet

Google makes its first big studio grab for Stadia.

Google Stadia has been out in the wild for a few weeks now, but it lacks in terms of killer exclusives. That's an issue the Stadia division seems to be trying to shore up with its acquisition of Typhoon Studios, the team behind the upcoming Journey to the Savage Planet.

In a press release, VP and head of Stadia Games and Entertainment Jade Raymond confirmed that Typhoon Studios was acquired by Stadia. Typhoon will be joining as the first studio acquisition for Stadia, though according to an interview with GamesIndustry,Biz, there is potential for more.

"We definitely are looking into it," Raymond tells GIBiz. Alongside Typhoon, there are now two teams working in Montreal under the Stadia banner, as Google has a Stadia studio under former Ubisoft developer Sébastien Puel which Typhoon will join.

"We want to build for the long-term," Raymond says. "Our whole strategy is a long-term one to make the right decisions."

Google's foray into game streaming has been a bumpy one. The service still lacks some major features, and it only has a handful of timed exclusives to boast. A Stadia exclusive might be the thing to get more people on board and trying out the cloud service.

That might take some time though, as Typhoon Studios is still working toward its multi-platform launch of Journey to the Savage Planet on January 28, 2020. In the meantime, Raymond says the priority for Stadia will be integrating the Typhoon team into the Stadia family.

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