Google has invited developers to apply to bring the games to Stadia, and so far over 4,000 developers have applied.
At Develop:Brighton last week, Google Technical Account Manager Sam Corcoran made this announcement, along with some details on how the program works. First, he said that they’re looking to “tailor-make a support plan that will work for your title and fit with the rest of our portfolio“. In other words, they’re going to be picky about who they choose.
Thankfully, Corcoran also gave some advise for those submitting applications.
“We’ve had more than 4,000 companies apply for access to Stadia and every single one of them is reviewed by a human. Someone is reading, so put some thought into that application.
What I’d really recommend – and what is always well-received – is having a good think about the access the Stadia provides, which allows people to play across all these different endpoints and hopefully can widen the range of players that can engage with your game. Think about if that does anything particular for your game. If access from any device has an impact on the design of your game. And also, what new opportunities are out there thanks to that ease of access.”
If you’re a developer that is trying to get access to the Stadia platform, take your time with your application, make a compelling case for what you want to work with Google, and be patient.