Cyberpunk 2077, the upcoming game from The Witcher developers CD Projekt Red, will not launch on Google’s Stadia game streaming service at the very same time as PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will release for those systems on Sep. 17, however will not arrive on Google Stadia till later in theyear
This information has actually been exposed quite silently, appearing in a press release detailing the game’s upcoming marketingcampaign Journalism release does not give a verified release date for the Stadia version, so we will have to wait for even more news.
It is not hard to see that Stadia has actually had a weaker launch than Google would have liked. Problems about lag have been a problem, and player numbers have dropped significantly considering thatlaunch Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, just recently specified that he feels the launch of Stadia has actually been rather muted, with Google “over-promising on what the technology could deliver”.
While it is difficult to know if the Google Stadia version of Cypherpunk 2077 has actually been dropped in top priority to make more resources available for the other variations, or if some unpredicted development issue for the platform has caused a hold-up. Stadia players will still need to wait to play the game and spend months attempting to evade spoilers that will, no doubt, be all over on the web.
While it is clear that developers and publishers alike are all set and waiting for a strong streaming service to arrive to broaden the potential player base that they can reach, Stadia does not appear to have been the evidence-of- principle that the market was waiting for.