Google introduced that it has employed Sony recreation growth chief Shannon Studstill to run a brand new Stadia Games and Entertainment studio in Playa Vista, California, within the Los Angeles space.
Stadia is Google’s cloud-gaming service, launched in beta type final fall. The service has struggled to get an enthusiastic viewers amongst core avid gamers, however Google retains investing in it. And a method it’s doing so is investing in its personal studios to make video games only for Stadia.
Jade Raymond, vp of Stadia Games and Entertainment, said in a post that Studstill’s studio will deal with delivering “exclusive games, using new gameplay mechanics, creative ways to play together, and unique interaction models that we’re just starting to explore.”
Studstill was beforehand head of Sony’s Santa Monica Studio, which received plenty of awards for its 2018 hit God of War. In December, Google additionally acquired Typhoon Studio in Montreal.
Above: Jade Raymond at Stadia launch in March 2019.
“With Stadia, the creative possibilities are limitless,” Raymond stated. “But we can’t build those experiences without a talented team of game designers, artists, and storytellers. We started that journey with the opening of Stadia’s first original games studio in Montreal late last year.”
Raymond stated the studio isn’t able to share particular recreation plans but, however the firm is listening to what avid gamers need and including its personal Stadia twists to create new mental properties and experiences.
“I’ve been a fan of Shannon’s for a long time, and have admired her award-winning work leading Sony’s Santa Monica Studio and the industry-defining franchises like God of War that have won fans all over the world,” Raymond stated. “She has an extensive background in product development and creative leadership, but most importantly, she’s a visionary who, as the Studio Director, will lead and inspire the Playa Vista teams. We are thrilled to welcome her to the Stadia family.”
Google stated the studio has 10 openings now, however it’s going to slowly ramp up its hiring and broaden additional.