Google’s Stadia game streaming service will launch on November 19 with a library of 12 games that will grow over time.
“We’re happy to share which games you’ll be able to play on November 19, 2019, and through the rest of the year,” the Stadia team writes in a new blog post. “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.”
Here’s what’s coming to Stadia between the launch and the end of 2019:
November 19. Assassins Creed Odyssey, Destiny 2: The Collection, GYLT, Just Dance 2020, Kine, Mortal Kombat 11, Red Dead Redemption 2, Thumper, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, and SAMURAI SHODOWN.
Coming later in 2019. Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle, Borderlands 3, Darksiders Genesis, DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2, Farming Simulator 19, FINAL FANTASY XV, Football Manager 2020, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, GRID, Metro Exodus, NBA 2K20, RAGE 2, Trials Rising, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
Those are some pretty impressive games, honestly, and this lineup is certainly stronger than that of Apple TV+, which launched with perhaps one decent show and several “meh” shows recently. (Yes, Apple TV+ is a streaming video service, but I feel the two are comparable because in each case a tech giant was starting from scratch with a new service.) That said, none of the Stadia titles are exclusives, either, and that tends to get video game fans all tied up in knots.