More than 4,000 game studios have submitted applications to be in the Stadia Partners scheme.
Oh boy this might flop careful
At first 4,000 sounded like good news. Then I remembered the junk ware that killed atari!
It's just a bunch of developers that want some of that sweet Google money before it fails and Google shutters it.
As they should. If this thing fails most of those studios will not lose much, being that they are likely offering games that are already fully developed. On the other hand if that thing does find a market, the studios that are late to the party will obvious lose a lot of "potential" consumers.
Ouya had 36k developers supporting it. Look how that turned out. https://techcrunch.com/2014...
They're counting the number of employees in each studio that wants to partner up with them. They're just inflating numbers.
Exactly this. Bioware for example had around 800 people at one point. 4,000 is not a lot.
Doesn't seem like it from a glance. "We've had more than 4,000 companies apply for access to Stadia". That's what he said. 'Companies', not 'employees'.
I'll never support streaming.. I like to own physical things.
Same here. Streaming and paying monthly plans is like paying $$$ for something you’ll never own.
Agreed. I must admit that I sometimes hate having to get up to swap discs but I ALWAYS buy physical when it is an option. I fear that too many people will lean towards convenience and ignore the inevitable future that it will bring.
To put things in perspective. As of two years ago, the first number I could find easily, put the number of games on PS4 at 1700. That means, before Stadia even launches, they have more than double the number of developers signed up than the PS4 had games after 4 years on the market. I don't know if that number above includes small indie titles. So, while I won't refute the number given, I think the claim itself is not really in line with reality, or one can expect a lot of mobile developers to put their shovel ware up on the service.
But one gamer will not be using it. So that's zero apocalypse shadows.
Another great milestone for Stadia. Still lagging behind in potential customers though. I believe they're at two now. 😏
4000 developers? So Stadia will be mostly shovelware like mobile games? Well, Stadia is aimed at casuals, so I think it makes sense.
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