The Stadia launch was wobbly but Google isn’t giving up on the stream-dream just yet. It’s opened a second game development studio down in Playa Vista, LA, and hired former God of War studio head Shannon Studstill to run it.
“I’ve been a fan of Shannon’s for a long time,” said Stadia Games boss Jade Raymond, “and have admired her award-winning work leading Sony’s Santa Monica Studio and the industry defining franchises like God of War that have won fans all over the world.
“She has an extensive background in product development and creative leadership, but most importantly, she’s a visionary who, as the studio director, will lead and inspire the Playa Vista teams. We’re thrilled to welcome her to the Stadia family!”