Google Stadia launches new studio in Los Angeles, led by God of War dev

While Google Stadia is still feeling the heat from gamers and the game industry as a whole thanks to a lack of games on its platform and performance issues, the company is still pushing forward.

Jade Raymond, VP and Head of Stadia Games and Entertainment, announced in a blog post the launch of a new Stadia Games and Entertainment studio in Los Angeles, specifically Playa Vista. The studio will be led by Shannon Studstill, the former studio director of Sony’s Santa Monica Studio, the developer behind the 2018 hit game, God of War.

“The new Playa Vista studio will focus on delivering exclusive games, using new gameplay mechanics, creative ways to play together and unique interaction models that we’re just starting to explore,” Raymond said in the post. “While we’re not ready to share specific game plans yet, rest assured we are listening to what gamers want and adding our own Stadia twists to create new IP and experiences.”

Although today’s announcement didn’t come with any new game announcements, Stadia did recently announce games like The Division 2, Serious Sam Collection, and Panzer Dragoon Remake.