Recently, Google announced the first 12 games that will be available as Google Stadia launch titles. However, it seems they're going a bit bigger, and today have announced that, actually, it will be 22 games at launch.
So what are these ten new games? Well, they're as follows:
- Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
- Farming Simulator 2019
- Final Fantasy XV
- Football Manager 2020
- Metro Exodus
- NBA 2K20
- Rage 2
- Trials Rising
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
All ten of these games were originally marked as "releasing before 2020", so there's not a huge difference in their release date. However, it is a bit odd that Google would wait until the day before launch to announce them being launch games as well. It sort of makes one wonder why the rest of the "before 2020" games, like Tom Clancy's Breakpoint, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, and Borderlands 3 aren't also coming at launch.
It may not be a longshot to think that part of this may be due to the wave of bad press Google Stadia has recently received. In a particularly weird Ask Me Anything (also known as an AMA) on their subreddit, Google shared some interesting news. For example, they've admitted they're having trouble getting developers to sign up for the service, as the fear that Google will cancel it seems to be quite high. Likewise, they also said Stadia will launch with achievement tracking, but will not actually have the UI to display these achievements. They also said the product has no storefront, and that you need to download a separate app to get your games. All told, it sounds like a product not quite ready for day one yet.
Google Stadia will be available on November 19th, 2019 for the price of $9.99 a month for the Pro subscription. The premier edition, which includes a Chromecast, a Stadia Controller, and 3 months of the subscription, will cost $129. The free version will launch next year.
How do you feel about this new launch lineup? Going to grab a Google Stadia? Think that this is a desperation move? Let us know in the comments below!