Earlier this month, Google launched its full roster of games coming to the Google Stadia, its game streaming platform. Originally, its Day One list was a decent, but not spectacular, 12 games, but as of Sunday, that 12 has turned into 22. These games, which will include the likes of Mortal Kombat 11, Metro Exodus, Rage 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and more will be available on launch with more games to come.
Tonight Google Stadia announced that its launch lineup for Tuesday has increased to 22 games from the 12 announced last week. pic.twitter.com/1SIfhPBkuC
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 18, 2019
This announcement comes after people learned a bit more about what it will lack on launch. A dedicated UI for its confirmed achievement system will not be launched until later on, but achievements will be logged in the background. Buddy pass and family sharing are also going to be lacking on launch.
Existing Chromecast Ultra devices not provided through the Founder’s edition are incompatible with Stadia. This bump from 12 to 22 games may be their last clammer to make sure people forget the things it will lack and focus on what it will have.
The Stadia is a reasonable price, the same amount as a console, for its Founder’s edition. But, if you don’t want to pay that of a console, the streaming ability will flock to computers, tablets, Pixel phones, and SmartTVs in early 2020.
The overall drive behind the Stadia is the ability to play AAA games in vastly different places. You will still need to purchase your desired game. This means it won’t be a huge price gap between console and Stadia, but at least they will allow you to play 1080p without subscribing to their $9.99 a month service.
The Google Stadia is set to launch tomorrow.