Google’s Stadia game streaming service appears to have caught the attention of quite a few developers. According to Technical Account Manager Sam Corcoran, more than 4,000 developers have shown interest in supporting Google Stadia through the Stadia partners program.
“We’ve had more than 4,000 companies apply for access to Stadia and every single one of them is reviewed by a human,” Corcoran explained, advising developers to put some thought into their applications as “someone is reading.”
This might suggest that not all applications may have been asking for the opportunity to work on something for Stadia but it goes to show that there is an incredible amount of interest into this new game streaming platform.
Some developers would understandably want to see Stadia being demonstrated on a much bigger scale before they commit themselves to develop something for the platform. Google has confirmed, though, that even if a publisher decides to no longer support Stadia, the title that they offer will continue to be available for subscribers.
Corcoran provides some advice for developers who are looking to appy for access to Stadia. “What I’d really recommend – and what is always well-received – is having a good think about the access the Stadia provides, which allows people to play across all these different endpoints and hopefully can widen the range of players that can engage with your game,” he said.