Orcs Must Die! 3 Released: One of Five Google Stadia Exclusives

This video has all the action from Google's summer Stadia Connect event, revealing new content coming to their streaming service. They also reveal Click to Play, a new feature to allow players to instantly play games on Stadia, without waiting for a downloads or updates. Among their announcements are five games that are launching exclusively on the service. They reveal two of these today as Outcasters from Splash Damage and Orcs Must Die! 3 from Robot Entertainment, which is now available. They say the other three Only on Stadia games are in the works at Harmonix, Uppercut Games, and Supermassive Games. Here's word:
Stadia Games and Entertainment

  • Outcasters (Only on Stadia)
    From famed developers Splash Damage comes Outcasters, a vibrant and accessible competitive online multiplayer game​ set in a distinctly stylised vinyl world. ​Built off the incredible multiplayer experiences Splash Damage is known for players battle each other for glory, rewards and millions of customisations to make their Caster as unique as you are. Face off in matches up to eight players as you sharp-shoot, bounce and spring your way to success across colorful combat arenas.
  • Orcs Must Die! 3 (Only on Stadia; Playable in Stadia Pro once Stadia Connect is live)
    From the team at Robot Entertainment, Orcs Must Die! 3 ushers orc-slaying mayhem to a previously unimaginable scale. All new War Scenarios pit players and their friends against the largest orc armies ever assembled. Mountable War Machines give players the essential firepower to heave, stab, carbonize, and disarticulate the abominable intruders. Orcs Must Die! 3 is the long-awaited successor to the award-winning series. Orcs Must Die! 3 will be claimable for free in Stadia Pro, or $29.99 without Pro.

  • New developers working with our Stadia Games and Entertainment team to create Only on Stadia content include:
    • Harmonix, the legendary developers behind some of the most beloved music games ever, delivering both intense rhythm and passion to everything they do.,
    • Uppercut Games, specializing in immersive environmental storytelling, powerful emotional experiences, and boundary-pushing creativity.
    • Supermassive Games, bringing ten years of award-winning expertise to Stadia, with a legacy of crafting some of the most playable and watchable games around.

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Re: Orcs Must Die! 3 Released: One of Five Google Stadia Exclusives
Jul 14, 2020, 23:02
Re: Orcs Must Die! 3 Released: One of Five Google Stadia Exclusives Jul 14, 2020, 23:02
Jul 14, 2020, 23:02
Greentiger wrote on Jul 14, 2020, 22:33:
As I understand it, Orcs 3 is a timed exclusive on Stadia.
I don't have a lot of faith in Stadia as a platform or service, but I'm definitely looking forward to Orcs Must Die! 3. I liked the first game and LOVED the second game.
I just hope that map editing becomes a feature in the 3rd game, it's been requested eversince the series started--I don't even care if the player maps are up to par in visual quality with the core maps, it would just be nice to have as an option.

It also only exists because of Stadia, too. 1 and 2 were among my favorite games. Never even bothered with Unchained, like so many fans. Seems they wanted something bigger and with more consistent revenue, but alienated everyone.

From what I understand, they were on the verge of collapse until Google threw money at them to make 3. It's the only reason the product, and the studio, is around. So I'm perfectly happy with this timed exclusive.
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