[ Update (7:45 pm ET): In a "reddit" publication on Reddit tonight, Robot Entertainment CEO Patrick Hudson said Orcs Must Die 3 will be exclusive to Stage, but the company would not say how long that time will last. This is a fairly standard setting for exclusive third-party games these days.
"OMD3 would not have been possible today without the support of Google," Hudson wrote. "They play behind the game to a great extent. We hired more developers to implement it. This is the OMD game that the fans of the first two games want, and we're excited to have the opportunity to do so. "]
Excited to get back to the stupid tower-defense action of The Orcs have to die with the next sequel to the next? be ready to do so via a streaming high-speed Internet connection, which is because Google and Robot Entertainment announced today that Orcs Must Die 3 will be the exclusive Google Stadia when the game launches in the spring of 2020.
In a message from Stadia Connect today, Robot Entertainment CEO Patrick Hudson Google invited his team to checked Stadia in January 201
director Jerome Jones was also on hand in the video to highlight how, thanks to Stadia's centralized servers, the game would feature massive armies of 500 monsters grouped together in tight space. Orcs Must Die 3 players will not "be subdued by the power of their machine … everyone receives the same powerful power," says Jones.
Upstream without paddle
These Stadia players, of course, will be subject to the requirements of the Stadia bandwidth, which start at the recommended minimum of 10Mbps, as well as the potential latency added from the internet tour to and from the Stadia data centers. This is equivalent to the Stadia Games course, but as a Stadia exclusive, Orcs Must Die 3 won't even offer potential players the ability to download a local copy to play without an internet connection.
While Orcs Must Die 3 is the highest profile exclusive announced for the Stadia so far, it is not the first to be revealed. Back in June, Google announced the party game Overcooked -style party Get Packed as Stadia exclusively from the new Moonshine Studio. RiME developer Tequila Works also announced the customized platformer Gylt as a Stadia exclusive this month. But later the company threw a little cold water on this message: co-founder and creative director Raul Rubio Mounaris objected to the game's own public trailer, telling Eurogamer "we have not yet confirmed that this is exclusive … this is a question. we can't answer "
Google doesn't shy away from its ambitions for Stadia exclusive content, and in March Stadia Games and Entertainment chief Jade Raymond said in March the company was creating a publishing house for the first time just for such games. Google's Phil Harrison said that such games can benefit from "distributed physics" and "complex multiplayer, moving from hundreds to tens of thousands in a very complex world" by focusing on the powerful Stadia servers.
"With cloud games, in particular the idea of calculating that they can be shared between multiple processors in a data center, now this transition to data-driven gaming is going to be a really fundamental change," Harrison said in April.
The ambitions of the Exclusivity Stage come amid controversy over Epic's ongoing efforts to buy as many exclusives as possible for the Epic game store. With these games, however, computer gamers are simply faced with the prospect of downloading a free launcher to play "exclusives." With Stadia Exclusive, however, potential players had better get used to the idea of preparing for a remote stream game if they wanted to try certain games.