CD Projekt Red, the studio behind Cyberpunk 2077, announced the arrival of its highly anticipated game on Google Stadia on November 19, the same day as on other consoles and on PC. The possible boost that the cloud gaming service has been waiting for since its launch almost a year ago.
During its Night City Wire event which unveils elements of the game, CD Projekt Red announced the arrival of Cyberpunk 2077 on Google Stadia at the same time as on the other consoles, on November 19. A somewhat special date for Google’s cloud gaming service, which will celebrate its first anniversary on the same day.
And it’s a bit of a gift in the form of possible fireworks for Stadia which still has not found its cruising speed, for lack of having had the blockbuster to carry the platform. Or at least, to arouse curiosity and make players hesitate between a console version in front of his TV or on all the media offered by Stadia, at home or on the go.
Cyberpunk 2077, the savior?
Cyberpunk 2077 Perhaps it will be the expected big game that will tip the scales and the desire of players to access it from any medium – from TV to Android smartphone – anywhere and at any time.
It will at least have the merit of leaving the choice to gamers on D-Day to buy it on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S / X, PC or Google Stadia. ” Stadia players will be among the first players to be able to play without downloading or updating Proudly announces Stadia. A way to elegantly recall the strength of its cloud gaming offer with games launched instantly from its own servers, with the latest updates, and therefore the very possible patch Day One, this always distressing moment for a player who must add his download time to the already long time of the game …
And to promote this launch, Stadia will offer digital bonuses to its buyers (original soundtrack of the game, art book, comics, wallpapers for smartphones or computers, etc.).
Super Bomberman R Online, Baldur’s Gate III to lay the groundwork
For several months, Google, rumored to be inclined to abandon its service less than a year after its launch, has been adding features, titles to its catalog and partnerships for exclusives. After exclusives like Super Bomberman R Online, very well received, or Crayta, Stadia has deployed the recent Baldur’s Gate III in early access, with features specific to the service including Crowd Choice to allow players to influence the narrative choices of the game of a streamer broadcasting their game, and Click to Play, to invite their friends to join their game in multiplayer .
Playable demos are coming
Baldur’s Gate III is an ambitious role-playing game for Google Stadia, a legacy of a franchise known and expected by gamers. The cloud gaming service adds its personal touch without distorting its side Dungeons and Dragons that appeals to his community so much. And this one responded present, causing the servers to jump for a while on launch night. Situation quickly resolved by Larian Studio, the creator who also recognized that the Google Stadia format allowed him to refine his game with the help of (anonymized) player feedback. The data in particular on the sequences where they die the most made it possible to adjust the game, still in the form of beta, and to quickly resolve the bugs.
And Google Stadia obviously wants to be just as ambitious as these latest games. After announcing the upcoming arrival of a hundred titles and several exclusives this summer, Stadia seems to have gone on the offensive. As evidenced by those promises of announcements, new games and possibly services for next week and the Good Stuff event (October 20-22).
It will above all be an opportunity to finally be able to take advantage of demos of future titles, one of the interests and a possible force of attraction for the service. Because the three demos announced, but whose names have not leaked – even if we suspect that Immortals Fenyx Rising will be there – will be accessible to as many people as possible. Because, even if Stadia only reserves them for its Pro members, we remind you that it is always possible to take advantage of the service for free (games not included) and especially to take advantage of a free month of Stadia Pro, with the games monthly free.