Google Stadia Reveals A Slim Launch Roster

Google Stadia Is Not a Free Netflix For Games

The Goole Stadia boots up on 19 November and Gooogle’s game-changing new streaming service has unveiled the games that will launch with the service.

Google’s brand new foray into gaming isn’t far away and gamers who plucked up the courage to pre order the service’s founder package have learned what they are in for when the service switches on the lights later his month. Early adopters will get to choose from a list of 12 games that will appear on the platform. In comparison, PlayStation brought a total of 27 launch titles to the market when the PlayStation 4 launched back in 2013. Take a look down the list of launch titles, however, and it’s hard to see much that will tempt many PC or console gamers towards the 4K games streaming service.

Day One

 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
•  Destiny 2: The Collection
•  Gylt
•  Just Dance 2020
•  Kine
 Mortal Kombat 11
 Red Dead Redemption 2
•  Rise of the Tomb Raider
•  Samurai Shodown
•  Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
•  Thumper
•  Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Upcoming 2019 Releases

•  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 has promised another 14 games will hit the platform by the end of 2019. Players can expect even more titles after the turn of the year and it looks like they will be relying on other features to entice gamers into switching on. The chocolate factory’s new service allows consumers to get in on the action with a minimal up front investment. Rather than ask for a top tier gaming PC or a home console, the Stadia service provides the option to stream games to your TV through a Chromecast Ultra, desktop computer, laptop, tablet, and select smartphones. The platform provides multiple tiers with buy to play games streaming at HD definition and Stadia Pro subscribers getting access to 4K gaming. While there are a number of other caveats, the system is reliant on an internet connection of at least 20 Mbps just for HD video. This escalates rapidly for the 4K subscription service. Between the cost of a great internet connection, the ongoing subscription, platform lock in, and year old games on launch

If you are still interested in getting in on the Stadia then the Stadia Premiere Edition is available in the Google Store for £119 where you’ll get a Controller, three months of Stadia Pro, and a Chromecast Ultra. Check out the full break down of the Stadia service on the initial announcement here.

 

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For those of you who I’ve not met yet, my name is Ed. After an early indoctrination into PC gaming, years adrift on the unwashed internet, running a successful guild, and testing video games, I turned my hand to writing about them. Now, you will find me squawking across a multitude of sites and even getting to play games now and then

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