Until now, Google Stadia‘s new game streaming service was planned to get twelve games at launch. That amount has been nearly doubled.
So there will not be twelve games but twenty-two, as Google decided to add the following games to Google Stadia‘s launch line-up (in brackets, the publisher is mentioned – if it’s an indie title, it’s the developer): Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle (Koei Tecmo), Farming Simulator 19 (Focus Home Interactive), Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix), Football Manager 2020 (Sega), GRID (Codemasters), Metro Exodus (Deep Silver), NBA 2K20 (2K Games), Rage 2 (Bethesda Softworks), Trials Rising (Ubisoft), and Wolfenstein: Youngblood (Bethesda Softworks). So more AAA games have been added to the list of games that will be playable from tomorrow, as Google Stadia’s first launch date in most Western countries will be November 19. (You’ll need a Chromecast Ultra to play on your television, though. That is mandatory for couch gaming.)
Meanwhile, the list of games that will arrive later this year has been massively cut back – in the remaining 1.5 months of the year, these games will join the Stadia platform: Borderlands 3 (2K Games), Darksiders Genesis (THQ Nordic), Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Bandai Namco), Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (Ubisoft) – so four more AAA games are coming, with the rest starting to pop up in 2020, unless we get some surprise launches. Previously, we wrote about the initially planned twelve launch games, so we will not repeat ourselves here, but we can say that a few of those were indie titles, such as GYLT, Kine, and Thumper.
Google Stadia will be available from November 19, with more countries planned to join the game streaming service in 2020. However, our Eastern European region might get the shaft until 2021, but we’ll see.
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