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Stadia only has 12 games at launch

Stadia's launch offering will be quite sparse, but 14 more titles will come by year's end

By Derek Strickland from Nov 11, 2019 @ 14:21 CST

Google's new Stadia game streaming service will only have 12 games at launch, including blockbusters like Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption II.

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Stadia will be available November 19 and comes with a dozen titles upon release, Google today confirmed. 14 more games are slated to launch throughout the end of 2019. Remember that only the paid $10 a month Stadia Pro subscription is available at launch, so Destiny 2 will be free for everyone who pays for the service. The free Stadia version is coming sometime in 2020.

If you want to play Stadia on your TV, you'll need a Chromecast Ultra. Stadia Pro subscribers can also play games on desktop or laptops via a Chrome browser, and use native keyboard and mouse controls or a USB game controller like a PS4 or Xbox One controller to play. Game streaming to mobile phones will be extremely awkward and isn't advised.

"We're launching Stadia with 12 carefully-chosen games on day one, and an additional 14 will be available by the end of the year. There's something for everyone here: a library of superb, critically-acclaimed titles spanning multiple genres and age ratings. Below you'll see the full list of games available on November 19th, as well as games that will become available later in November and December."

Stadia's November 19 launch lineup includes:

  • Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  • Destiny 2: The Collection (New Light + Forsaken + Shadowkeep)
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • Tomb Raider
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Gylt
  • Just Dance 2020
  • Kine

The following games will be added to Stadia in the remainder of 2019, but Google says the timing of some titles isn't guaranteed:

  • Attack on Titan 2
  • Borderlands 3
  • Darksiders Genesis
  • Dragonball Xenoverse 2
  • Farming Simulator 19
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Football Manager 2020
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • Grid
  • Metro Exodus
  • NBA 2K20
  • RAGE 2
  • Trials Rising
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Coming in 2020:

  • Doom Eternal
  • Watch Dogs: Legion
  • Gods & Monsters
  • Cyberpunk 2077

Everything we know about Google Stadia

  • It's online-only streaming, no downloads
  • Beams games to Chromecast Ultras for TV play, Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 smartphones for mobile play, and laptops/desktops via Google Chrome browser
  • $129 Founder's Edition includes special Stadia controller, Chromecast Ultra, full Destiny 2 experience, and 3 months of Stadia Pro
  • Stadia Pro costs $10 a month
  • Stadia controller has built-in Wi-Fi, syncs directly with games for improved button-press latency
  • Internet speed requirements: 10Mbps for 720p 60FPS, 20Mbps for 1080p 60FPS, 35Mbps for 4K 60FPS
  • Will support 4K 60FPS for all launch games, including Destiny 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2
  • No all-you-can play subscription. Games sold separately at $59.99 a piece.
  • Stadia Pro subscription includes 4K 60FPS access, one free game a month, and discounts on all games
  • A free Stadia version will launch in 2020

NEWS SOURCES:Blog.google

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