Developer Splash Damage has announced that they’re working with Google on a brand new game exclusively for their streaming platforms Stadia.
In a press release, the developer explained that they’re always on the lookout for new opportunities and ventures that allow them to innovate. They’ve been impressed by Stadia since it launched, and have been fans of how the platform operates and what it has achieved so far.
The new game will only be available for Stadia, though there’s currently no word on what shape or form it will take. Splash Damage’s most recent project was Gears Tactics, a spin-off game in the Gears of War series. The game is set to launch on April 28, 2020.
Historically, Splash Damage is known for shooter games. In the past they’ve worked on Doom, Wolfenstien, Quake, Gears of War, and even the Halo series. The company has also developed its own original games, dirty Bomb, and Brink.
Brink was an innovative first-person shooter that focused on mobility and team play. Many of the mechanics can now be seen in popular shooters such as Overwatch, or Rainbow Six Siege, but at the time the game never took off as much as Splash Damage had hoped.
As a platform, Stadia seems to be floundering. The press have barely given it a chance to prove itself, and the player base has dropped considerably since launch. Many of the features that were missing from it when it was released late last year have still not been added, and the good faith of fans is starting to wear thin.
Stadia does have a number of great games for users to play. Destiny 2 is the best free-to-play game on the platform, but there are other fantastic games such as Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and even the recently released DOOM Eternal.
The issue with Stadia is more about the availability of decent internet connections, rather than the lack of quality games. However, the library of games that is available is small, and not very enticing for those looking to invest in a game streaming service. Hopefully, Splash Damage can create a reason for more people to consider getting their own Stadia subscriptions.