Google is opening a game development studio for Stadia in Montréal

Google's Stadia service is set to debut on November 19, and the special Founder's Edition, which was initially available back in June, has already sold out in all the launch countries. Despite excitement from the public, there aren't that many titles known to be coming to the platform going forward, but Google wants to help change that by opening a studio of its own.

During the initial announcement for Stadia, Google had already announced the creation of Stadia Games and Entertainment, which would be focused on creating games for the platform. Today, the company revealed that it will open its first game studio in Montréal, a city that is fairly well-known for being home to game development studios from other major companies, including Ubisoft, Warner Bros., Eidos, and Gameloft.

Google says it wants to change the way games are made, starting with the company's culture, which promises to be inclusive and diverse, so different perspectives can shape the games it creates. Those interested in joining the team can apply for any of the positions available here.

With less than one month to go before Stadia launches, it's apparent that Google won't have any big titles coming soon from its own game studio. In an interview with GamesIndustry, Google's Jade Raymond stated that the company is taking a long-term perspective and it may be "several years" until we see big bets from Google. That may not sit well with players who may feel like they're missing out on exclusive titles from other platforms while not getting any of their own. We'll have to wait and see if Stadia resonates with gamers when it launches next month.

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