Good information for Google Stadia followers this morning, because the variety of launch games deliberate for the cloud gaming service has nearly doubled in a single day. Originally set to launch with just 12 games tomorrow, Google’s Phil Harrison took to Twitter within the early hours of this morning to announce that Stadia’s launch line-up would now complete 22 games as a substitute.
The entire factor smacks of desperation for those who ask me, however not less than Stadia’s launch line-up is now wanting a bit more healthy than it did beforehand. However, as you possibly can see from the record under, many of the new additions are all games which have already come out earlier within the yr. The solely exception is Football Manager 2020, which additionally launches for the primary time tomorrow on Steam. Tequila Works’ Gylt stays the one Stadia unique within the line-up, too.
Excited to announce that we’re INCREASING the Day One launch line-up of titles for @GoogleStadia – we now have TWENTY TWO games launching with the platform on Tuesday. Huge thanks to our game developer and writer companions for bringing extra titles #stadia
— Phil Harrison (@MrPhilHarrison) November 18, 2019
Of course, whereas 22 launch games is certainly lots higher than simply having 12, even that quantity nonetheless falls wanting the total number of games presently confirmed for Stadia. Notable omissions embrace Doom (2016), The Division 2, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Borderlands 3, The Elder Scrolls Online, and Superhot to call just some.
Here’s Google Stadia’s launch game line-up for November 19 in full, with new games added in daring:
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Destiny 2
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Just Dance 2020
- Samurai Shodown
- Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2
- Farming Simulator 19
- Final Fantasy XV
- Football Manager 2020
- Grid 2019
- Metro Exodus
- NBA 2K20
- Rage 2
- Trials Rising
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Games aren’t the one factor Stadia can be missing at launch, both. As I beforehand reported final week, Stadia won’t support 4K HDR and 5.1 surround sound streaming on PC tomorrow, nor will it have any sort of household sharing function or means of viewing your achievements. Existing Chromecast Ultra gadgets additionally received’t have the required firmware replace to run Google Stadia in your TV till some undisclosed time after launch, so the one means you’ll be capable of stream games to your TV tomorrow is with one of many Chromecast Ultras included within the now bought out Google Stadia Founders Edition. PC customers will nonetheless be capable of stream Stadia games through their Chrome browser, in fact, however solely in customary 1920×1080, non-HDR type with stereo sound.
It’s additionally price re-iterating that Stadia isn’t a Netflix-style subscription the place you achieve entry to a complete library of games for a month-to-month charge. Instead, you’ll want to purchase every game individually, identical to you’d on Steam or another PC storefront. The solely game that comes free as a part of your Stadia Pro subscription is Destiny 2.
Compare that to Xbox Game Pass for PC, for instance, the place you do get a library of games for a (presently, not less than) low month-to-month charge, together with all first-party Microsoft games on Day One, and Stadia in its present type appears like a reasonably weak providing compared. Of course, Stadia might effectively decide up steam as soon as a few of its different large confirmed games come to the service, reminiscent of Doom Eternal, Cyberpunk 2077 and Baldur’s Gate 3, however for now, it’s wanting fairly slim pickings.