One last burst before things start for reals.
Google’s much-hyped game streaming service, Stadia, is launching tomorrow, November 19th. Many gaming sites already have review copies, and so far, opinions are kind of… middling, I guess? No outright hatred, but it does seem like the service is still missing some mission-critical features. But we’re not talking about that right now, we’re talking about Google’s snap reactions.
Ahead of Stadia’s public release, Google has added ten more games to its streaming list. Since the list of Stadia’s games originally numbered only 12, this is almost a doubling of the library size, which is a pretty gutsy move the day before release. For the sake of reminder, here’s the Stadia’s initially announced lineup:
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Destiny 2: The Collection (free with Stadia Pro subscription)
- Just Dance 2020
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Samurai Shodown (free with Stadia Pro subscription)
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Tomb Raider 2013
And here are the ten games that were announced today:
- Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2
- Farming Simulator 2019
- Final Fantasy XV
- Football Manager 2020
- Grid 2019
- Metro Exodus
- NBA 2K20
- Rage 2
- Trials Rising
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
So that’s 22 games total debuting on Stadia tomorrow at launch. It’s an assumption that more games will be added down the line, and they’re gonna need it; when Microsoft launches Project xCloud, it’ll have around 50 games. Since we don’t know when xCloud is coming out, though, Google has some time to put a little meat on the Stadia’s bones before the game-streaming battle starts in earnest.