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Splash Damage partners with Google for Stadia-exclusive title

Splash Damage partners with Google for Stadia-exclusive title

Gears Tactics developer Splash Damage has partnered with Google to create a Stadia-exclusive title.

As announced on its website, the British developer looks for opportunities to be innovative, something that streaming platforms offer.

"We watched, like the rest of the gaming world, when Stadia was first announced with excitement, we'd got to play with the technology a few months before and knew how revolutionary this would be for our industry," said CEO Richard Jolly in a Stadia Q&A.

Furthermore, Jolly explained why the London-based company Google's platform makes for a good partnership.

"Our games have always been about bringing people together, and that's what we really care about as a studio," said Jolly.

"We started this by pushing team-play in shooters, so when choosing our next projects, whether it's working on certain franchises or platforms, we always go back to that goal, 'How do these projects or platforms help us ignite friendships?'. With Stadia, it made perfect sense immediately - the platform is removing friction and allowing people to connect and play with each other instantly.

He went on to discuss what it is that gets his team excited about Stadia, Jolly claimed it "has the potential to bring untold audiences to our industry; not just players for who an expensive PC or console has been a blocker, but new designers and creators with brand new ideas inspired by what Stadia is offering."

Earlier this month, Google launched an indie self-publishing scheme in partnership with Unity. However, some developers and publishers feel that the tech giant isn't offering enough incentive to use its streaming platform.


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