Google to Bring Over 120 games to Stadia in 2020

Posted on January 17, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Google Stadia with 11 Comments

Google announced this week that it will bring over 120 new titles to Stadia in 2020 in a bid to shore up its game streaming service.

“We delivered a great gaming experience for players when Stadia launched in November, and we continue to work toward our long-term vision for the future of gaming,” a new post attributed to the Stadia team reads. “Stadia is an evolving platform, and we’ve been busy in the two months since launch adding great content, features and ways to play.”

Google cites several improvements to the service in the past two months, including new games for both Stadia and Stadia Pro, the addition of Typhoon Studios, an update for Chromecast Ultras that improves Stadia compatibility, new features like improved Google Assistant integration and Achievements, the first Stream Connect functionality in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and a second buddy pass award for Stadia founders so they can play, at least temporarily, with more of their friends.

That’s a long list, but it’s also fair to point out that Google launched Stadia well before it was really ready and that the launch should arguably have waited until these and other coming improvements were ready. And Google does have a lot of improvements planned for 2020.

First and most important, the firm says it will bring over 120 games to Stadia this coming year, and more than ten of them will be Stadia exclusives that arrive in the first half of 2020. It also expects to roll out support for 4k gaming on the web, more Assistant integration, support for additional Android Phones, and wireless gameplay on the web through the Stadia controller in the first three months of 2020.

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