Breaking down barriers was a common theme among this year’s biggest Game Developers Conference announcements. Google aims to do so on a grand scale, theoretically removing hardware barriers with its Stadia streaming platform, while smaller barriers of exclusivity were torn down in the forms of Cuphead and Quantic Dream’s PlayStation library.
With the final day of GDC upon us, we’ve decided to revisit the week that was and compile a list of the conference’s most exciting stories. From the unveiling of Google’s gaming initiative to surprise game reveals, here are the five biggest announcements from GDC 2019.
Google Stadia Unveiled
Inarguably the biggest news out of this year’s conference was the official announcement of Google Stadia. During its hour-long presentation earlier this week, Google officially detailed its gaming initiative, outlining a platform built for gamers, developers, and streamers alike.