Next week will see another company entering the console wars, which is Google with their new cloud-based Stadia console. While the console promises to offer similar gaming experiences to that of the PS4 and Xbox One, the main difference is that you’ll be able to get those experiences entirely through streaming.
If you’re curious, Google has now revealed the 12 games that will be available to stream at launch, as well as 14 others that will be added by the end of the year.
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)
- Destiny 2: The Collection (Bungie)
- GYLT (TequilaWorks)
- Just Dance 2020 (Ubisoft)
- Kine (Gwen Frey)
- Mortal Kombat 11 (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
- Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
- Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration (Square Enix)
- Samurai Shodown (SNK)
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Square Enix)
- Thumper (Drool)
- Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Square Enix)
Releasing by end of 2019
- Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle (Koei Tecmo)
- Borderlands 3 (2K Games)
- Darksiders Genesis (THQ Nordic)
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Bandai Namco)
- Farming Simulator 19 (Focus Home Interactive)
- Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix)
- Football Manager 2020 (Sega)
- Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (Ubisoft)
- GRID (Codemasters)
- Metro Exodus (Deep Silver)
- NBA 2K20 (2K Games)
- Rage 2 (Bethesda Softworks)
- Trials Rising (Ubisoft)
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood (Bethesda Softworks)
It’s a pretty solid selection of games all things considered, though there’s also the fact that many of these games have been available on other platforms for quite some time. These games are also being sold at full price on this new platform, despite the fact that you can get many of them for a third of that price elsewhere. It will be very interesting to see how gamers take to this console, as there’s nothing here to pull people in outside of Stadia’s unique way of delivering its gaming experience.
Google Stadia launches on November 19th.