Google Stadia: Rockstar Games Confirmed As A Developer
Google has finally revealed a lot more information about its upcoming streaming service Stadia, including a release date, a price point, and further launch plans. Among the details was a list of launch games developers and publishers that will be supporting Stadia, with notable names like Bethesda, Square Enix, and Ubisoft. One particularly eye-catching name on the list of developers is Rockstar Games.
Unlike most other listed studios, though, Rockstar's name doesn't include a mention of planned games. Instead, a footnote says that it will "announce content at their discretion." Only two other publishers share this footnote, EA and Capcom.
That leaves an open question as to just which games Rockstar plans to bring to Google Stadia. Red Dead Redemption 2 is a distinct possibility, as the studio's most recent release, but as of yet a PC version of that game hasn't been officially confirmed. Grand Theft Auto 5 would also make sense, given its availability on PC and its ongoing success. However, neither of those are confirmed, so we could be getting other games from the Rockstar catalog.
Google Stadia will launch in November, so whatever Rockstar has in store will need to be ready by then. That's when Google will release the Stadia Founder's Edition, which includes hardware in the form of a Chromecast with a controller, along with a three-month subscription to Stadia Pro. A separate Stadia Base tier, which allows a la carte game purchases at a lower resolution, will launch in 2020.