UPDATE: Robot Entertainment has clarified that Orcs Must Die! 3 is only a timed Google Stadia exclusive.
UPDATE: On Reddit, CEO of Robot Entertainment Patrick Hudson clarified that the Orcs Must Die! 3’s Google Stadia exclusive billing during the Stadia Connect was misleading, as it is only a timed exclusive on Google’s cloud based platform. Google did make this game possible and helped to get the studio out of a rough patch, but Orcs Must Die! 3 will be coming to other platforms in the future. It also clarifies that the game will be launching in Spring 2020. His whole statement is as follows:
Hi all, I’m Patrick Hudson, the CEO of Robot. OMD3 is a timed exclusive on Stadia. The background on that decision:
After shutting down OMDU, Robot had to downsize our studio. We had re-sized and focused on making smaller games than an OMD game. We didn’t know when or if we would get back to the OMD franchise.
We met with Google to learn more about Stadia for our other projects. We discovered that the people at Google are big fans of OMD. That led to an exploration of what might be possible with an OMD game on Stadia. We both got excited about our ideas and decided to go after it.
OMD3 would not be possible today without Google’s support. They are behind the game in a big way. We’ve hired more developers to bring it to life. It’s the OMD game that fans of the first two games have been wanting, and we’re thrilled that we have the opportunity to make it.
When OMD3 releases in spring 2020, it will be a timed exclusive on Stadia. We’ll say more about other platforms in the future.
We’re having a lot of fun playing OMD3 inside the studio, and we hope you love it as much as we do.
ORIGINAL STORY: With Google Stadia is coming out in November, Google is starting to show their hand more when it comes to exclusive games. We’ve already seen games like Gylt from Tequila Works and Get Packed, and during today’s Stadia Connect, Orcs Must Die! 3 from Robot Entertainment was announced and confirmed to be a Google Stadia exclusive. A gameplay trailer was released to give us a better idea of how it will play, though if you are familiar to the Orcs Must Die series you should know what to expect. You can check that out below:
Following that trailer, another video featuring some of the game’s developers was released. In it, they explain how they were impressed with the power of Google Stadia when they checked it out in early 2018. As Google Stadia’s technology allowed them to not be held back by the technical limitations of other consoles, they made it an exclusive. This means players will hopefully be able to fight and kill gigantic hordes of orcs without any notable slowdown.
You can watch Robot Entertainment’s official dev diary for the game below. Orcs Must Die! 3 is currently in development exclusively for Google Stadia.