Publisher: JP: Square Enix; WW: Nintendo
Developer: Square Enix, Acquire
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
The retro RPG and the battle royale shooter might be headed to Google’s service.
We’ve been starved for announcements of games coming to Stadia for a while now, and though we still don’t have any word on the exclusives the streaming service is supposed to receive, we might have some information on a couple of upcoming ports. That comes to us from the ESRB, who have handed certifications to battle royale shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Square Enix’s retro turn-based RPG Octopath Traveler (spotted by Gematsu on Twitter).
PUBG is available on pretty much every other active platform in the market (with the exception of the Switch), so to see it make the jump to Stadia really isn’t much of a surprise- but it will be interesting to see how the streaming service handles the game’s large-scale competitive online nature. Octopath Traveler launched as a Switch exclusive in 2018, and has since also come over to PC, while a prequel is available on mobile devices.
Of course, neither of these games have yet been officially announced as coming to Stadia, but a Stadia Connect presentation is scheduled for later today, so it’s likely we’ll be hearing about this then. Stay tuned for more updates.
ESRB just rated what are likely leaks from the @GoogleStadia Connect later today:
— Gematsu (@gematsucom) April 28, 2020