With the release of Google Stadia just around the corner, and hype surrounding it strangely subdued, Google announced that the streaming service will launch with only 12 games, including a few favourites like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Stadia, which is set to launch on the 19th of November in selected regions, is only launching with one original title, the rest have already been released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. With packages starting at $129.99 for a Stadia controller, Chromecast Ultra, and three free months of Stadia Pro, which usually costs $9.99 a month, Google might struggle to sway console owners.
The initial launch titles will include the following:
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Destiny 2: The Collection
- Just Dance 2020
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Samurai Shodown
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
- Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
While the additional 14 games Google mentions will include:
- Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
- Borderlands 3
- Darksiders: Genesis
- Dragonball Xenoverse 2
- Farming Simulator 19
- Final Fantasy XV
- Football Manager 2020
- Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
- Metro Exodus
- NBA 2K20
- Rage 2
- Trials Rising
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
It’s important to note that there is currently no release date for any of the 14 above-mentioned games. All we know is that they will release before the end of 2020.
Although Google has shown off how Google Stadia will work, many are worried that initial launch issues, combined with a small number of launch titles, might see the service struggle to get an initial foothold in the industry.
Google also released a trailer for one of the exclusive launch titles, called Gylt, which does look gorgeous. Developed by Tequila Works, the game will see players set out on a journey to face their worst fears.
Knowing what gaming titles will be available at launch, would you be tempted to get Google Stadia? Are these the games you were expecting or hoping for?