Google’s Stadia presentation presented a whole lot of information in a flash, and you might not have noticed the Rockstar logo that flashed by late in the stream. If you did notice it, you’re not seeing things – Google has confirmed via a press release that Rockstar is on board with Stadia. The developer just hasn’t announced what it’s bringing yet.
Rockstar, Capcom, and Electronic Arts are all accompanied by an asterisk in official materials which says “publisher to announce content at their discretion.” We’ve already got most of the big titles from the latter two publishers on PC, but Rockstar’s still holding out on two of its biggest hits.
Sure, we’re still waiting for a native Red Dead Redemption 2 PC release date, but we might get to play it – and its predecessor – a little sooner on home computers thanks to Stadia. No, it’s not quite the same, but if you’ve been holding out on buying a console this long, the streaming service might hold the answer.
Unless Rockstar plans on putting its back catalogue out for streaming, the choices are pretty much Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2. Since both those titles have extensive online modes they’re natural choices to bring to a streaming service – at least from a publisher perspective, since players can dump more money into the games and make up for the lack of initial purchase sales.
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The Google Stadia games list currently includes 30 titles from some of the biggest publishers in the industry, including more than few titles that aren’t even out yet.