STADIA, Google’s video game streaming service, finally releases today in some countries. A few days ago, the company revealed the games that will be available at launch, but some players waiting for the service were disappointed. While the alignment of titles for the launch is good, Google only announced 12 games.
These games included Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, several installments of Tomb Raider, among other titles. The company was criticized for the small amount of games it will offer, so in the end Google decided to change its plans. What we are referring to is that another round of games that will be available on STADIA is confirmed.
To be exact, 10 more games will be added to the launch lineup. This implies that STADIA will offer a total of 22 games. Among the new confirmed titles is Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2, Final Fantasy XV, Wolfenstein Youngblood and Metro: Exodus. Below I leave the complete list, take into account that the first 10 titles are the recently confirmed games.
- Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2
- Farming Simulator 2019
- Final Fantasy XV
- Football Manager 2020
- Grid 2
- Metro: Exodus
- NBA 2K20
- RAGE 2
- Trials Rising
- Wolfenstein Youngblood
- 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
Several of the new STADIA additions were on the list of games that were going to come to the service gradually before the end of this year. Google decided to add more titles for the launch without a doubt to make the service a bit more attractive.
In other news, although it seems that the hype for the debut of STADIA is not at its highest level, especially now that there are a few days left for its debut, the truth is that the team responsible for the new Google gaming offer is ready for the start of operations. They made the decision to be honest as to what will and will not be part of STADIA as of today.
The development team held an AMA session on Reddit, where they reported on the start of streaming service operations that, as you know, will be available in select markets. According to the compilation of the most important details (via Kotaku), STADIA will bet on a safe launch and some important features will arrive later. These features will not be available from today.
The STADIA team reported that the Stream Connect feature, which allows you to enter another person’s game session immediately, will not be available until next year as there are no games that can exploit it. In that sense, it was noted that the first games to support Stream Connect and Crowd Play will arrive in 2020.
On the other hand, the achievement system will be present as soon as STADIA starts operations, but for the moment it will only keep track of the goals achieved by the player without notifying him, even so, users must be sure that their exploits are being registered and as soon as the system allows it, they can presume them publicly.
In the same way, the family sharing option will not be available during the launch of STADIA, but Google revealed that this is a priority option that they hope will be ready by the beginning of 2020. In the case of Buddy Pass (feature that allows a friend to enjoy 3 months free of STADIA) will arrive 2 weeks after the Founders Edition reaches its recipients.
Finally, the information indicates that only the Chromecast Ultra that are included in the STADIA founders package will serve to deploy the service, as general support for these devices will arrive after debut.