What you need to know
- Google Stadia is an upcoming game streaming service like Shadow.
- It's expected to launch in November.
- At a recent Stadia Connect event, the company implied Orcs Must Die 3 is an exclusive.
- It's only a timed exclusive and coming to other platforms.
Today, Google hosted another Stadia Connect event in which is revealed a number of games coming to the service down the line. While the majority of them were multiplatform titles that will be available on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, it seemed like there was at least one exclusive announcement. The company made it seem like Orcs Must Die 3 (OMD3) was a platform exclusive, but a spokesperson representing developer Robot Entertainment said that it was only a timed exclusive.
Google's Shanna Prevé said that Orcs Must Die 3 is a "new exclusive game coming to Stadia."
In a recent post on Reddit, the developer's head, Patrick Hudson, said the following.
It's unclear why Google made it sound like Orcs Must Die 3 was a true exclusive. It's most definitely going to hit PC, and possibly PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The exact platforms should be unveiled soon.
Google is receiving a lot of criticism for announcing old games or titles that will be on other platforms. In order for any gaming service to succeed, it needs to have exclusive games. So far, Google hasn't shown off any compelling experiences. Maybe that's why the company chose to confuse gamers when it comes to a cult classic franchise like Orcs Must Die.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.