Today's Stadia Connect just ended, with the usual buckets of announcements. You can watch the entire 19 minute program here (be ready for a barrage of information):
The following were the big announcements from today's Stadia Connect (not gonna pretend I wrote this, most of the following is directly from Stadia PR):
Outcasters (Only on Stadia)
From famed developers Splash Damage comes Outcasters, a vibrant and accessible competitive online multiplayer game set in a distinctly stylised vinyl world. Built off the incredible multiplayer experiences Splash Damage is known for players battle each other for glory, rewards and millions of customisations to make their Caster as unique as you are. Face off in matches up to eight players as you sharp-shoot, bounce and spring your way to success across colorful combat arenas. Trailer:
Orcs Must Die! 3 (Only on Stadia; Playable in Stadia Pro once Stadia Connect is live)
From the team at Robot Entertainment, Orcs Must Die! 3 ushers orc-slaying mayhem to a previously unimaginable scale. All new War Scenarios pit players and their friends against the largest orc armies ever assembled. Mountable War Machines give players the essential firepower to heave, stab, carbonize, and disarticulate the abominable intruders. Orcs Must Die! 3 is the long-awaited successor to the award-winning series. Orcs Must Die! 3 will be claimable for free in Stadia Pro. Trailer:
New developers working with Stadia Games and Entertainment team to create Only on Stadia content include:
Harmonix, the legendary developers behind some of the most beloved music games ever, delivering both intense rhythm and passion to everything they do.
Uppercut Games, specializing in immersive environmental storytelling, powerful emotional experiences, and boundary-pushing creativity.
Supermassive Games, bringing ten years of award-winning expertise to Stadia, with a legacy of crafting some of the most playable and watchable games around.
Newly Announced Games
Super Bomberman R Online (First on Stadia; Fall 2020)
Bomberman and friends are back in Super Bomberman R Online, coming First on Stadia with Crowd Play built in at launch. Super Bomberman R Online builds on the success of Super Bomberman R (SBR) to offer a unique Battle Royale experience for up to 64 players to compete in live battles, in addition to other game modes. The game will feature greater customization options including numerous characters (including those from SBR and other KONAMI IPs), costumes, accessories and for the first time, bomb skins – affecting both the bomb and the blast itself. Trailer:
One Hand Clapping (Early Access; First on Stadia; live with Stadia Connect)
One Hand Clapping (Early Access) is an incredibly unique 2D puzzle platformer that invites players to sing into their headset to solve musical puzzles. Discover your voice as you explore the beautiful and musical world around you. Trailer:
Dead by Daylight (Cross-play all platforms; cross-progression with Nintendo Switch and PC)
Releasing in September 2020 on Stadia with two exclusive features: Crowd Play and Crowd Choice. Crowd Choice, a Stadia exclusive feature, will allow the community to vote and influence their favorite Youtube streamer’s match. The power will lie in the viewers hands, as they will choose whether the influencer will play as a Killer or a Survivor, followed by which character. Crowd Play in Dead by Daylight will also allow streamers to invite their community to join in on a trial with a touch of a button. Trailer:
Return to the jungles of Sanhok in PUBG Season 8 - instantly playable on Stadia this July 30. Explore new areas like Getaway and Airfield and experience new features in PUBG Update 8.1 including Sanhok Loot Trucks, improved jerry cans, and fully-customized weapons. Grab the newest Survivor Pass at launch and we’ll see you online! Trailer:
Hitman, Hitman 2 (both September 1) and Hitman 3 (January 2021)
All three Hitman titles within the World of Assassination trilogy are coming to Stadia, including Hitman 3, the dramatic conclusion which takes players around the world on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations. Agent 47, the ruthless professional assassin, returns for the most important contracts of his entire career. Trailer:
Serious Sam 4 (Stadia and PC only at launch; August 2020)
Serious Sam 4 reignites the classic FPS series in a high-powered prequel loaded with an explosive arsenal, intergalactic carnage, and perfectly timed one-liners. Trailer:
Outriders (Holiday 2020)
From the Square Enix team, Outriders is a co-op RPG shooter with brutal powers and intense action, deep RPG mechanics and a compelling story set in a dark sci-fi world. You will become an Outrider, a fallen pioneer from a forgotten past, reborn with devastating powers. Define your play style, level up your powers, and collect brutal guns and gear on an epic journey of survival. Trailer:
WWE 2K Battlegrounds (September 18)
A completely new WWE gaming experience featuring arcade-style action and over-the-top Superstar designs, environments and moves. Whether you’re a casual gamer just learning the ropes or a passionate fan ready for all the action, WWE 2K Battlegrounds provides another way to enjoy WWE video game action.
PGA TOUR 2K21 (August 21)
In PGA TOUR 2K21, you can play by the rules or create your own, featuring an all-new PGA TOUR Career Mode with real courses and top pros to compete against on your road to win the FedExCup. Hit the links with friends in local and online multiplayer and run full seasons and tournaments like a boss with Online Societies.
NBA 2K21 (Fall 2020)
NBA 2K21 is the latest title in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series, delivering an industry-leading sports video game experience. With best-in-class graphics and gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and culture - where Everything is Game.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Fall 2020)
Carve your own path to vengeance in the award-winning action-adventure game from the creators of Dark Souls. Embark on a quest to regain your honor and fight vicious enemies in a dark and twisted world. Unleash an arsenal of deadly prosthetic tools and powerful ninja abilities while you blend stealth, vertical traversal, and visceral head to head combat. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was named 2019’s Game of the Year at The Game Awards. Trailer:
Hello Neighbor (September 20; Playable in Stadia Pro at Launch) and Hello Neighbor: Hide & Seek (Holiday 2020; Playable in Stadia Pro at Launch)
Hello Neighbor and its prequel, Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek are coming to Stadia. Sneak into your neighbor’s house from any of your compatible Stadia devices and figure out what he’s hiding in the basement. Trailer: