Stadia has had a very rough start to 2021 to say the least. There were some ups and downs for sure. With the announcement that Stadia will come preloaded on LG and other smart TV’s, that should have been a big win for the platform. However, it was later announced in a blog post that Stadia’s first party studios (Stadia Games & Entertainment) in Montreal, and Playa Vista would be shut down, as well as Stadia R & D. As a result, over 150 employees lost their jobs, Jade Raymond walked away from the platform, and Typhoon Studios was closed as well.
This was disheartening news to say the least. It also came to light (via Kotaku) that Phil Harrison sent an email a week before the firings on February 1st that they were proud of the work they have done. Now, this has been discussed on many different shows, and posts, so there’s no need to rehash it here.
Turning the page
With well over 100 games set to release on Stadia in 2021, Stadia is looking to have brighter days ahead.
Recently, it was announced in the February 12th blog post that over 100 games will be coming to Stadia in 2021. Some of those games have been announced, and some have been released. Previously, I wrote an article that kept a growing list of games releasing on Stadia for the Fall/Winter seasons in 2020, and 2021.
I liked that list so much that I wanted to keep going. So, rather than re-writing the entire article to bring it up-to-date. I am starting a new article for this year. As always, as more information becomes available, I will add it to the list, and update accordingly. So this will serve as a living article, and reference for you to keep up with the latest information on releases, and what games are coming.
On to the list:
A Place For The Unwilling (Released February 23rd, 2021)
AVICII Invector (March 1st, 2021 Pro Game)
ARK: Survival Evolved (Early 2021 Pro Game)
Ben10: Power Trip (Rated by USK for Stadia)
Cosmic Star Heroine (TBA Rated by ESRB)
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (TBA)
Dreamworks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders (Rated by USK for Stadia)
The Darkside Detective Season 2 (Q1 2021)
Death Carnival (Winter 2021)
Epistory Typing Chronicles (Released February 2nd, 2021)
Far Cry 6 (TBA)
Fifa 21 (March 17th, 2021)
For Honor Year 4 Season 3 (TBA)
Gods Will Fall (Released January 29th, 2021)
Hello Engineer (TBA)
Hellpoint (Released February 25th, 2021)
Hitman 3 (Released January 20, 2021)
It Came From Space And Ate Our Brains (March 2nd, 2021)
Journey To The Savage Planet (Released February 1st, 2021 Pro Game)
Judgement (April 23rd, 2021)
Kaze and the Wild Mask (March 26th, 2021)
Killer Queen Black (TBA)
Little Nightmares II (February 11th, 2021) February Pro Game
Mafia 1, 2, 3 (Rated For Stadia ESRB)
Nanotale – Typing Chronicles (Early 2021)
Madden 21 (Released January 28th, 2021)
Monster Energy Supercross 4 (March 11th, 2021)
Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 (March 2nd, 2021)
Outriders (April 1st, 2021)
Phoenix Point (Released January 26, 2021)
Pikuniku (Released February 9th, 2021)
Pixel Junk Raiders (March 1st, 2020 Pro Game) (Stadia Exclusive)
Rainbow Six: Siege (Rated For Stadia)
R.B.I. Baseball 20 (TBA)
Riders Republic (TBA)
Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package (TBA)
Shantae: Half Genie Hero: Ultimate Edition (Released February 23rd, 2021)
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut (Released February 23rd, 2021)
Tohu (Released January 28, 2021)
Welcome To Elk (Released February 23rd, 2021)
With big titles like Fifa 21, Far Cry 6, Judgement, and more coming to Stadia, the future is possibly showing a light at the end of the tunnel. We will have to stay tuned to see how it develops.
This list will grow over the coming months; and as new games are announced, they will be added to the list. So bookmark this, and come back to stay updated. Also, to see the games that have released so far from the fall up to now, you can see my previous article here.
Keep checking this article as more news becomes available.