Google opens another Stadia Games and Entertainment studio, this time in California

Google's Stadia isn't growing as quickly as some might have hoped it would, and the games library is still pretty small. Google has previously announced it was taking matters into its own hands with its first Stadia Games and Entertainment studio in Montréal, and now, it's opening another one. This time around, it will be in Playa Vista, California.

The new studio will be led by Shannon Studstill, who was the head of Sony's Santa Monica studios and executive producer for the God of War franchise. Indeed, Studstill's LinkedIn profile shows that she began working for Google this month, after working at Sony for nine years.

The Playa Vista will focus on making exclusive games for Stadia, naturally, and Google says those games will be "using new gameplay mechanics, creative ways to play together and unique interaction models". Being led by such a prominent figure in the gaming industry, hopes should be pretty high for what the studio can accomplish.

Of course, just like with the Montréal studio, this means that work on new games is just getting started, and it may be a while before we see these titles come to light. In the meantime, Google is reportedly not putting enough money into bringing third-party games to the platform, which may be a bigger problem in the short term.

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