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The Quarry, High On Life Reportedly Were Planned as 'Signature' Stadia Releases

The Quarry and High On Life reportedly were projects that previously were being made for Google and presented as signature Stadia releases.
The Quarry and High On Life reportedly were projects that previously were being made for Google and presented as signature Stadia releases. / Image courtesy of Supermassive Games, Squanch Games

The Quarry and High On Life were both originally being developed with Google as "signature" Stadia titles, according to a report by Axios Friday.

Per Axios, both games were projects that previously were meant to draw players to the streaming service before Google scaled back first-party development for Stadia.

Ultimately, it appears representatives for both games declined to directly answer Axios’ questions about their apparent Google Stadia connections.

Stadia's struggles have long been detailed in reports since its initial announcement, as the service has failed to attract consumers during its protracted rollout.

In 2021, Google officially shut down its internal game development studios and refocused on third-party developers Peloton, Capcom, and Bungie.

In February, Google reportedly shifted its focus to selling the underlying Stadia tech to third parties.

From the developers of Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology titles, The Quarry is Supermassive Games' latest interactive drama horror available now on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC (via Steam). Ultimately, the game was published by 2K.

Revealed during the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase earlier this month, High On Life is an upcoming comedy, sci-fi FPS from Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland's Squanch Games. The game is to release for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC on Oct. 25.