When Stadia dies, it's taking its platform-exclusive game Outcasters with it

Outcasters Stadia game
(Image credit: Splash Damage)

The Stadia-exclusive game Outcasters will not be heading to other platforms once the streaming service shuts down early next year. 

As revealed by the game's developer, Splash Damage, Outcasters will cease to exist when Google Stadia shuts down on January 18, 2023. This news comes from the official Outcasters Twitter account which published a statement that reads: "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."

The statement continues: "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." Splash Damage ends the statement by adding: "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." 

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The Outcasters developer isn't the only one struggling since the news of Stadia's shut down was shared two weeks ago now. Shortly after the news broke, one Red Dead Redemption 2 fan began begging Rockstar for a character transfer after sinking almost 6,000 hours into the game. Unfortunately for this player, it looks like they may lose all of the progress they've made once Google officially shuts down Stadia next year. 

This isn't the only person to take advantage of Stadia, we also recently reported on the Destiny 2 player who finally found a use for Google Stadia: running 11 accounts at once to help the community farm bosses

Are you now in the market for a new gaming platform? Take a look at our best PS5 games and best Xbox Series X games lists to figure out what you should move onto next. 

Hope Bellingham
News Writer

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.