Google has finally given the world the first look at its big video game initiative: Stadia, an ambitious cloud gaming platform that allows gamers to stream games through smartphones, tablets, computers and TVs. The company has already announced a handful of third-party titles coming onto the platform, but it will also enter the game development stage with its own internal studio.
During the Game Developers Conference conference, Google announced the formation of Stadia Games and Entertainment, a first-party studio that developed the title exclusively for the platform. No projects have been announced yet, but Google announced that the studio will be headed by Jade Raymond, a former studio boss of Ubisoft and EA.
We first learned that Raymond was hired by Google last week when she announced her joining the company as Vice President. At that time, her exact role was unclear, but her attitude meant that Google made a serious attempt to enter the video game room.
Few other games were announced for Stadia at the time, but Google also showed Assassin's Creed Odyssey ̵
Google says it will release more details about the launch of Stadia this summer. The platform is scheduled for launch later this year and will initially be available in the US, Canada, UK and "most of Europe". Read more about how cloud games work and read all Google news related to today's event.