Stadia Games is Google’s first-party studio led by Jade Raymond


Game changing?

Stadia Games and Entertainment is a new Google first-party studio led by Jade Raymond, formerly of EA Motive and Ubisoft Toronto.

Speaking at Google’s GDC presentation earlier this morning, Raymond proclaimed that, “Stadia will be a driving force defining the future of games and entertainment.” Stadia Games will develop first-party titles alongside partnerships with third-party studios to get games Stadia-ready.

While nothing further of the studio was detailed — including staff sizes or games in development — we do know that Stadia Games has been working with Bethesda and Ubisoft to get titles like Doom Eternal and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey ready for the platform.

“The power and accessibility of streaming will give billions unprecedented opportunities to play video games in the future. We are proud to partner with Google on Stadia, building on what we’ve learned with Project Stream via Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey,” Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, said in a statement. “This is only the beginning, and we can’t wait to continue collaborating closely with Google on what’s next for Stadia.”

Gamespot has footage of Doom Eternal running on Stadia; you can watch it below.

For all you need to know about Google Stadia, head here.