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Robot Entertainment CEO: Orcs Must Die 3 "would not be possible without Google"

Patrick Hudson explains the decision to make the latest Orcs Must Die entry a Stadia-exclusive

Earlier today during Google's Stadia Connect presentation, several new titles were revealed for the service, including the timed exclusive Orcs Must Die 3.

Following the announcement, CEO Patrick Hudson posted on the Orcs Must Die official subreddit to share the reasons behind Robot Entertainment's decision to go Stadia-exclusive at launch.

"After shutting down OMDU, Robot had to downsize our studio," he said. "We had re-sized and focused on making smaller games than an OMD game. We didn't know when or if we would get back to the OMD franchise."

Hudson was referring to earlier this year, when Orcs Must Die Unchained shut down alongside Hero Academy and Hero Academy 2. Prior to that, in Robot Entertainment had laid off 30 as Orcs Must Die Unchained struggled.

"We met with Google to learn more about Stadia for our other projects," he continued. "We discovered that the people at Google are big fans of OMD. That led to an exploration of what might be possible with an OMD game on Stadia. We both got excited about our ideas and decided to go after it.

"OMD3 would not be possible today without Google's support. They are behind the game in a big way. We've hired more developers to bring it to life. It's the OMD game that fans of the first two games have been wanting, and we're thrilled that we have the opportunity to make it.

"When OMD3 releases in spring 2020, it will be a timed exclusive on Stadia. We'll say more about other platforms in the future."

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