Revealed with enormous fanfare, we’ve heard precious little about Google’s ambitious game streaming service recently, a service that’s supposed to launch early next week. It’s a little weird that until this morning, we didn’t even know what games Stadia would be launching with, but in a blog post, the company announced its not particularly inspiring lineup.
On November 19, the day Stadia launches for the public, here’s what you can play:
- 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
Yes, you read that right—three of Stadia’s 12 launch games are Tomb Raider re-releases. The only exclusive here is GYLT, a creepy adventure game from Tequila Works, the developers of Rime and The Sexy Brutale. One of the games, Thumper, is a music rhythm game that demands absolute precision from players, and two others— Mortal Kombat 11, Samurai Showdown—are fighting games, where the presence of input lag would be a killer.
There are, however, other games coming before the end of 2019, including:
- 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
No pricing has been announced for any of these games. Eventually, Google will offer a free service where you can login from any device and start playing, but for launch, you’ll need to purchase what it’s calling the Stadia Premiere Edition, a $130 package with a Chromecast Ultra, three months of their Stadia Pro subscription service, and a Stadia-specific controller.
A bummer for Google must have been the delay of DOOM Eternal into 2020; the shooter has consistently been one of the games highlighted as a showcase for the streaming tech.
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