The fourth entry of the favored Critical Sam collection of first-person shooters has been within the works for some time, and developer Croteam revealed extra particulars in regards to the sport immediately. Curiously, Google has additionally paid for Critical Sam four to be a timed Stadia unique, blocking the sport’s launch on consoles till subsequent 12 months.

Critical Sam four has all of the over-the-top violence and tacky dialogue you’d anticipate from a Critical Sam sport, however may also introduce new gameplay mechanics, weapons, and enemies. “Humanity is beneath siege as the total drive of Psychological’s hordes unfold internationally, ravaging what stays of a damaged and overwhelmed civilization,” the Steam description reads. “The final remaining resistance to the invasion is the Earth Protection Drive led by Sam “Critical” Stone and his heavily-armed squad of misfit commandos.”

Most curiously, Critical Sam four will likely be unique to PC and Google’s Stadia streaming platform when it’s launched in August of this 12 months. Kotaku confirmed that the deal reached with Google prevents writer Devolver Digital from releasing the sport on consoles till 2021.

The one Stadia-exclusive video games thus far have been Gylt and Get Packed, making Critical Sam four the primary mainstream title that Google has snagged as a Stadia ‘unique.’ The earlier three Critical Sam video games arrived on Stadia in March.

Though it has already riled up some gamers who have been trying ahead to a launch on consoles, there isn’t any denying that it is a strategic transfer for Stadia. Exclusives are a key issue within the success of any gaming platform, and on condition that Critical Sam has a historical past of pushing the boundaries of PC {hardware} with hordes of enemies, Google may need picked a terrific title to showcase Stadia.