Last week Google announced that Stadia was being prepared to launch with 12 games available to subscribers. The games streaming service would kick-off with access to just a dozen titles, with 14 more expected to be added to the roster before the end of 2019, wrote Google in a blog post.
Today, via Twitter, just a day ahead of the official launch of the service, Google VP and GM Phil Harrison, said that the launch lineup would be expanded with another 10 titles, bringing the total games streaming choice for early adoptees to 22.
Google Stadia games
Original lineup of 12 titles
The extra 10 titles added
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Destiny 2: The Collection (available in Stadia Pro)
Just Dance 2020
Mortal Kombat 11
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Red Dead Redemption 2
Samurai Shodown (available in Stadia Pro)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider 2013
Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2
Farming Simulator 2019
Final Fantasy XV
Football Manager 2020
All of the 'new' additions were originally scheduled to be added to the streaming service before 2019 was out, so have simply been pulled forward. There are still some big games to be added before 2020 though - Borderlands 3, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Dragon Ball: Xenoverse and Darksiders Genesis. Next year the following titles are already flagged for service inclusion; Doom: Eternal, WatchDogs: Legion, Gods & Monsters and Cyberpunk 2077. Keen gamers will observe that some of the titles included are months and even years old. There is just one exclusive in the form of indie title Gylt - a puzzle adventure.
To use the service from tomorrow, PC users might prefer to use their desktop Chrome browser. Those interested in playing the games from their sofa might choose a bundle of service + Chromecast Ultra + Controller that Google will be offering. Or you can buy the founder's pack of dongle and controller on their own and dip in and out of subscriptions as you wish.
Initially some touted Stadia features - such as Family Sharing, 4K support for PC, Buddy Passes or achievements - will be absent from the offering.