More playable Stadia day one games
I can’t tell you if Google was either tired of its fans complaining about the lackluster launch line-up for Stadia. Or if they were feeling the heat from Microsoft’s Project xCloud streaming service, which is quite possible. For either reason, the company has added 12 more games to the Stadia launch-lineup. This brings the total number of playable games on launch day to 22.
Excited to announce that we are INCREASING the Day One launch line-up of titles for @GoogleStadia – we now have TWENTY TWO games launching with the platform on Tuesday. Huge thank you to our game developer and publisher partners for bringing more titles #stadia
— Phil Harrison (@MrPhilHarrison) November 18, 2019
These new titles are as follows:
- Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2
- Farming Simulator 2019
- Final Fantasy XV
- Football Manager 2020
- Grid 2019
- Metro Exodus
- NBA 2K20
- Rage 2
- Trials Rising
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
However, as you may have already guessed, none of these games are exclusive to the platform and are already available elsewhere.
According to Google, there will be 26 games supported on Stadia by the time 2019 ends. With these new games being added, I wonder if Google will drop any more surprise titles before the year is up. I certainly hope they do and preferably an exclusive or two.
Google Stadia Founder Edition units are currently shipping, as confirmed by several early adopters. My unit, which I pre-ordered on day one still shows a delivery date of November 22, 2019. So I won’t be able to join in until the weekend (hopefully).
As for the success of Stadia, well that remains to be seen. While I firmly believe that Google isn’t targetting gamers such as myself, the service still has an uphill battle. Between not owning any game you purchase on the service and added pressure from Project xCloud. Not to mention several promised features that aren’t going to be included when the service launches, Google certainly has its work cut out for them. That said, I’m not counting Google out, but they really haven’t shown me anything to impress me. Hopefully, once I have Stadia in my hands that will all change.