Google Stadia launches in November 19th, so we’re a very short wait away from the premier of the new streaming service. That means that gamers all over the globe are curious what games will be available when the streaming app launches. Here’s the full rundown.
Google’s ambitious new service hasn’t been without criticism though. Gamers all around the globe might be intrerested in cloud computing for their games, but a lot of people feel that the marketing for the service has been less-than-stellar. One big sticking point for many curious about the attempt to marry cloud computing and video games is the prospect of network latency and overhead. Google has trotted out the fancy marketing term “negative latency” to describe an implementation of “rollback” for Stadia. In more complex terms, the games played via the service will attempt to predict game states and control them to help reduce lag. Some gamers remain unconvinced that these efforts will be effective though.
What Games Are There?
So far, a total of 12 games have been ported to the cloud gaming service and will be ready for the launch.
Destiny 2: The Collection will be part of the Founder’s Edition of the hardware, including all of the expansions, so shooter fans have something to whittle away the hours with. Rockstar Games is also getting in on the fun with a port of their recent PC release Red Dead Redemption 2. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Just Dance 2020 offer a bit of genre flair that falls outside the other games. The mix of AAA titles is rounded out by a trio of Tomb Raider games including Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.
And of course, Google couldn’t bear to let AAA games have all the fun. Indie titles like Kine and Thumper will also be enabled on the streaming app at launch. Horror title GYLT will also be there for some scary times. If you’re a fighting game fan, there is great news for you too as Samurai Showdown and Mortal Kombat 11 will be available for you to enjoy.
That’s not all the company has planned for Stadia though, as Google is bringing many more games at launch and afterwards. There are already several games planned to come out with the launch date of a while after including Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle, Borderlands 3, Darksiders Genesis, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, GRID, Rage 2, Trials Rising, and more.
Check out the rundown of how it all works in the new trailer for the game streaming service down below. The company detailed the games on its official blog, so head there for more details.