Google Stadia gets more games – Borderlands 3, Ghost Recon Breakpoint & Xenoverse 2 now available

Google Stadia’s catalogue of streamed games has got just that little bit bigger today, as three more games have been parachuted onto the service to close out 2019. With Borderlands 3, Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, it now brings the number of available games to 26.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Borderlands 3 are both available now, with Borderlands 3 enjoying a little bit of a launch sale, while Breakpoint will drop tomorrow, 18th December. They’re priced as follows:

  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – £39.99
  • Borderlands 3 Standard Edition – £32.49 (35% off)
  • Borderlands 3 Deluxe Edition – £42.24 (35% off)
  • Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition – £70.19 (22% off)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint – £59.99
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint Gold Edition – £84.99
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint Ultimate Edition – £99.99

Further to this, a some of the games are currently discounted Just Dance (40% off), GRID (60% off), GRID Ultimate Edition (60% off) and Shadow of the Tomb Raider (60% off) for our Stadia Pro customers (which is currently all customers).

Stadia’s wobbly start comes from a number of different factors, the game selection and pricing being just one of them. The company have had other problems, such as announcing two free games for December and then having to offer refund to those who bought Tomb Raider or Farming Simulator. Oh, and there’s the little matter of games like Destiny 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2, and Metro Exodus being nowhere near the seeming promise of 4K60 gaming on the service. At least that Google Assistant button now does something, eh?

Even so, “Stadia is a wonderful streaming tech demo that gives us an idea of the patch-free, download-free future we could be living in, but little more,” we said in our 6/10 review of the service. “For anyone beyond those who simply must try out the newest piece of technology, it’s probably worth waiting for 2020 to really see how Google’s vision of our gaming future pans out.”

Hopefully it realises that vision sooner rather than later.

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