Google has announced that it is opening a new Stadia studio in Playa Vista, California. Also, it’s been shared that Shannon Studstill, an industry veteran and former head of Sony's Santa Monica studio which made God of War franchise, will be in charge of this new studio.
Jade Raymond, VP and Head of Stadia Games and Entertainment, has shared this in a blog post.
“The new Playa Vista studio will focus on delivering exclusive games, using new gameplay mechanics, creative ways to play together and unique interaction models that we’re just starting to explore," she says in the post.
While we’re not ready to share specific game plans yet, rest assured we are listening to what gamers want and adding our own Stadia twists to create new IP and experiences.”
Regarding Studstill’s role, she shares that she’s Shannon’s fan, that her work is worth of admiration, and that they are thrilled to have her in their team.