Google announced that the Stadia streaming service will now have 22 games available from tomorrow’s launch day, after the initial lineup failed to impress.
Last week, after Google announced that the Stadia game streaming service would be launching with a mere 12 games, many were disappointed by the limited lineup and the fact that very few of the titles felt like the sort of brand new and exciting game that befits a new and exciting service.
In a desperate move earlier today, Vice President and General Manager for Google Phil Harrison tweeted that ten more games had been added to the day one lineup, bringing the total number of launch day titles up to 22.
The games that’ll be available to Stadia Pro subscribers has also gone up, from one (Destiny 2) to two: subscribers will now also be able to play Samurai Shodown as part of their monthly payment. Result?
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
Each of the new additions were previously on the list of games that would be arriving on Stadia before the end of 2019, including Metro Exodus, Rage 2 and Final Fantasy XV. While this does make for a slightly more impressive lineup, it still doesn’t solve the problem that there is still an glaring lack of new games available for this new platform.
Geoff Keighley tweeted the updated list earlier today:
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Attack on Title: Final Battle 2
- Destiny 2: The Collection
- Farming Simulator 2019
- Final Fantasy XV
- Football Manager 2020
- Grid 2019
- Just Dance 2020
- Metro Exodus
- Mortal Kombat 11
- NBA 2K20
- Rage 2
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Samurai Shodown
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Tomb Raider
- Trials Rising
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
If the Stadia had one or two of the many recent big releases such as Modern Warfare, The Outer Worlds or Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order on offer, I for one would be taking this launch a lot more seriously.
There is also not more news about the many features that will reportedly be unfinished or unavailable at launch, such as 4K streaming, family sharing, universal mobile support and much more. Although 22 launch titles feels a lot better than 12, this feels like just one more thing Google is rushing so they can have the Stadia on the market in time for Black Friday.