Madden NFL, FIFA, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Are Coming to Stadia
During the Stadia Connect, Google announced EA will bring five titles to the platform, including Madden NFL, FIFA, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
During the recent Stadia Connect, Google Vice President Phil Harrison announced EA will be bringing five games to the game streaming platform including Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Madden NFL, and FIFA.
The first of the bunch coming to Stadia is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and is slated for a fall release window. Madden NFL is the next, followed by FIFA which are both scheduled for a winter launch. Both the Stadia Connect video and the press release don’t specify which iteration of the sports games is coming to the platform, but it’s probably safe to assume it will be this year’s releases.
Two of the five games were not revealed. However, Harrison does state Google’s excitement for its partnership with EA and that they will share more about its plans in the future. “We are excited to bring these hugely popular franchises to our players on Stadia in 2020 and beyond,” says Harrison. “We’ll have more news to share about EA Games and Stadia later this year.”
Personally, bringing these games to Stadia may bring people to the platform. FIFA and Madden NFL are immensely popular and very lucrative for EA. However, Stadia still hasn’t really cemented itself as a platform worth using, especially if you have consoles or a gaming PC. Sure, having these games may bring people in, but keeping those people on the platform may be a bit of a challenge.
If you want to see what else Google announced on today’s Stadia Connect, check out the site. The company also revealed Octopath Traveler and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) will be available on the platform.
If you want to see what we thought of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, you can check out 0ur review where Chris Compendio said, “So it wouldn’t be radical to declare that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the best Star Wars game in years, but in a macro standpoint, it only wins the title by default, which probably says something about the sparse number of games under EA’s management of the IP.”