• Google Stadia to receive lacklustre launch later this week

    Date:12 November 2019 Author: Kyro Mitchell Tags:, , , ,

    What is Google Stadia?
    Google Stadia has been brandished as the future of gaming ever since its announcement in March 2019. The gaming service allows users to steam PS4 and Xbox games, including triple A titles like Assassins Creed and Red Dead Redemption 2 directly to their TV, phone, laptop and other devices.

    How does it work?
    Google Stadia is able to achieve this by running the games on computers at Google’s data centers dotted around the world. The game is then streamed directly to your phone, TV, or other devices, allowing you to play your favorite game without a disc or having to download the entire game, provided you have a strong enough internet connection.

    Release date
    You’d be forgiven if you missed the news that Google announced they will be launching the service later this week, on 19 November. The lack of hype surrounding the launch could be because it’s only available to those who’ve pre-ordered the service, payed for the premium tier, and the fact that there will only be 12 games available to play at launch.

    Here’s a list of all the game titles available on to stream:

    • Assassin’s 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
    • Samurai Shodown

    As you can see from the list of games above only a few of the titles were released in 2019. This goes against one of the key selling points of Stadia, the premise that you would be able to play the latest games in 4K resolution at 60 FPS. However, there is still light at the end of the tunnel for Stadia, as Google has announced there will be more titles arriving later on in the year.

    These titles include:

    • Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
    • Borderlands 3
    • Darksiders Genesis
    • Dragonball Xenoverse 2
    • Farming Simulator 19
    • Final Fantasy 15
    • Football Manager 2020
    • Ghost Recon Breakpoint
    • Grid
    • Metro Exodus
    • NBA 2K20
    • Rage 2
    • Trials Rising
    • Wolfenstein Youngblood

    Google Stadia will be available in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland regions first, with more territories being added in 2020.

    Image: Twitter/Stadia