Google Stadia drew more than a few mocking remarks when the service’s launch line up of just 12 games was revealed last week. Thankfully for those buying into Stadia for day one, Google have decided to bump that up to 22, just two days before the streaming platform’s launch.
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
Phil Harrison, Vice President at Google and GM of Stadia, explained that they “were perhaps a little conservative in our forecast last week and (most importantly) our partners did an awesome job getting last few kinks ironed out and through testing.”
Here’s the 10 games added to the launch line up:
- Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2
- Farming Simulator 2019
- Final Fantasy XV
- Football Manager 2020
- Grid 2019
- Metro Exodus
- NBA 2K20
- Rage 2
- Trials Rising
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
These come in addition to the 12 previously announced titles:
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Destiny 2: The Collection
- Just Dance 2020
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Red Dead Redemption II
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
- Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
- Samurai Shodown
Of course, these aren’t new games to the service, but rather games brought forward from the list of those set to be added through the rest of 2019. There were 14 games set to arrive through the rest of November and December, but that is now reduced to the following four:
- Borderlands 3
- Darksiders Genesis
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Still, compared to the original game line up reveal (which did not specify games that would be there on day one or not), there’s a number of games that have slipped from 2019. This includes Doom, Doom Eternal (which was obviously delayed to 2020), Get Packed, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, The Crew 2, The Elder Scrolls Online and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.
It’s also worth noting that we still don’t know how much any of this will cost. The Founder’s Edition and Premiere Edition of Stadia will set you back £129 to get you access to game streaming, and give you a Stadia Pro subscription for three months, but that subscription only nets you Destiny 2: The Collection at launch, with one additional free game bundled in each month. Everything else has to be bought, and we don’t yet know the pricing of these, outside of that they will be comparable to other platforms.
Google Stadia launches tomorrow on 19th November.