Currently, two games are offered as free addons to the Pro Stadia memberships, Destiny 2: The Collection and Samurai Shodown. Gamers are quickly demanding more and more games to be added to the service. Now Google Stadia’s team has announced two more games are being added to the Pro tier. This is something the overall service needs, as they just need more games.
The company revealed today on its blog page that two new titles will join Destiny 2: The Collection and Samurai Shodown in the service. Both of these new titles will join the rest of the Google Stadia roster on December 1st.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (2013) — available Dec. 1
Frankly, Tomb Raider is already well-represented within the streaming service. Of the 22 launch titles for Stadia, at least 4 were pulled from the adventures of Lara Croft. At least it’s the 2013 reboot and not one of the lesser-liked titles in the franchise. The Stadia version of Tomb Raider follows a younger Lara Croft, as she comes into her own as the legendary adventurer in her earliest exploits. This rehashing had much more devious puzzles and a darker setting compared to previous games, with a ton more violent content in the story itself. And this is the Definitive Edition of the game, which includes all its downloadable content.
Farming Simulator 19 — available Dec. 1
This is a fairly big departure from the previous game, as it’s a huge jump from globetrotting grave robber to farmer. The setup is very simple, it’s even right in the title, you play a farmer. Control a wide array of agricultural machinery and plant an even wider variety of crops for profit. As you expand your operations, you can even automate the whole process and turn an even bigger profit. Farming Simulator 19 also has a metric buttload of DLC and addons for new vehicles, maps an more.
It’s very difficult to predict what will happen with Stadia. The rocky launch has cast a pretty big shadow over the whole operation. Google is also still missing a ton of must-have features, like family sharing of games. The general consensus is pretty dire, but maybe Google can turn it around. Although if they keep deflecting about performance and overheating issues, public opinion is going to sour. The Pro memberships specifically though still need a ton more appealing content. So if the company can deliver that, the streaming service has a chance.