This means that the competitive multiplayer shooter will no longer be playable when Stadia shuts down in early 2023.
“It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that we do not have plans to bring Outcasters to other platforms at this time,” Splash Damage tweeted.
Outcasters | Launch Trailer
“Outcasters was designed and built exclusively for Stadia, with many of its systems heavily reliant on the platform, significantly increasing the complexity of the work required.
“We still firmly believe that cloud gaming has a bright future in our industry, providing easier access to games than ever before, and we are encouraged to see that other platforms still champion this cause,” it added.
Billed as a deep but accessible eight-player title, Outcasters was the product of Splash Damage’s first ever game jam.
“I mean I’ve got my consoles sitting in my room just kind of stacking up and I have to replace them every three years, so this notion that I don’t need to download a game, I don’t need to upgrade my hardware, I can literally click a link and as soon as I’ve got an internet connection I can play anywhere is quite a freeing experience for gamers I think going forward,” he said.
“I think we’ve seen that same shift from physical distribution to digital distribution from a game perspective and I think the same thing is eventually going to happen with hardware as well. So being at the forefront of that with Google and to be on a platform from day one, working together as a partnership has been really liberating for us as a studio.”
Google announced its Stadia shutdown plans last week. Players will continue to have access to their games library through January 18, 2023.
Several other developers of multiplatform games with Stadia versions also recently confirmed that they’re looking into ways for players to transfer their save data from Google’s platform to others.