With only a short time to go before their new system launches, Google has revealed the full line-up of titles that will be available on launch day for their gaming system, Google Stadia.
The roster of games includes Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Destiny 2: The Collection, GYLT, Just Dance 2020, Kine, Mortal Kombat 11, Red Dead Redemption 2,Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, Samurai Shodown, Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Thumper, and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.
The opening “dirty dozen” of new games for the system will be supplemented with another 14 coming by the end of the year; which include Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle, Borderlands 3, Darksiders Genesis, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Farming Simulator 19, Final Fantasy XV, Football Manager 2020, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, GRID, Metro Exodus, NBA 2K20, Rage 2, Trials Rising, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
Next year, games like Marvel’s Avengers, Watch Dogs: Legion and even Cyberpunk 2077 will be coming to the system. So for those people with excellent internet and no desire to keep a dedicated gaming box in their houses, there’ll be no shortage of new games available to play. Having said that, this list of games does seem to be lacking literally any reason for those who already keep up with gaming to get involved with Google Stadia.
Indeed, in an interview with Google VP of Stadia Games & Entertainment Jade Raymond over at gamesindustry.biz, it seems to be confirmed that this is more of a soft launch, and things will be ramping up over the next few years. Currently the plan is purposefully third-party games, with second-party indie games being added over time, and proper exclusive AAA IPs seemingly years down the road. How successful this will be is something that will be assessed over time, but it’s obvious for now they aren’t tackling things the way any other hardware publisher approach a platform launch.
Google Stadia will be available on November 19th.