PixelJunk Raiders is the next exclusive arrival to Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service. The title, a third-person rougelita that sees you fight through procedurally generated alien environments, will launch on the Stadia platform on March 1. It will retail for $ 19.99 (€ 19.99) and will be included free with a Stadia Pro subscription. An Invoice Trailer Announcement PixelJunk Raiders as “Only on Stadia”, suggesting this is not a timed exclusive as Crayta.
The announcement states that PixelJunk Raiders supports Stadia’s State Share feature, which has been used previously with the Hitman games so that players can share specific parts of missions with each other. In PixelJunk Raiders, the feature allows your “turrets, traps, and placed gadgets to impact other players’ worlds.”
The launch of PixelJunk Raiders It comes exactly one month after Google announced its decision to shut down its in-house game development studios, a division of various teams tasked with creating original games for Stadia. Despite its closure, it appears that Google is still planning to bring exclusive titles to Stadia from third-party studios.
Other previously announced exclusives for the service include games of Rock band Harmonix developer and Until sunrise studio Supermassive Games, in a deal that was announced last year. Uppercut Games was also announced as the development of an exclusive title for Stadia. It is unclear whether these deals have been affected by recent Google studio closures.