Head Of God Of War Studios Is Now Making Games For Google Stadia

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Shannon Studstill, the head of Sony's Santa Monica studio, has announced her departure to become the head of a new Google Stadia-focused studio. The new studio from Google is located in Playa Vista, California.

Shannon Studstill is a veteran who has worked with Sony for many years. Studstill oversaw the release of Sony Santa Monica's latest God Of War game, which sold over 10 million copies and was known as one of the best releases of 2018.

“The new Playa Vista studio will focus on delivering exclusive games, using new gameplay mechanics, creative ways to play together and unique interaction models that we’re just starting to explore," Jade Raymond, head of Stadia Games and Entertainment, said in a press release. "While we’re not ready to share specific game plans yet, rest assured we are listening to what gamers want and adding our own Stadia twists to create new IP and experiences.”

But as streaming services for gaming haven’t taken off yet, Google Stadia faces a huge issue which they have to tackle. The general game streaming works really well on a solid internet connection, but it was launched without many of its advertised features and a lack of worthwhile games to play. This caused a backlash from the community, and to tackle this issue Stadia is going to launch high budget exclusive titles to reel in more players towards Stadia.

So, what are your thoughts on Google Stadia creating new studios to develop exclusive titles? Do you think bringing in exclusive titles will grow its userbase? Personally, I think it’s a great move and this might lead Stadia to recover at a good rate, making it a good gaming streaming service. Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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