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Google stadia launch bolstered by ten extra games

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Google Stadia launches tomorrow, and boy oh boy am I excited to see how the thing performs in the real world. We know that the system actually works pretty damned well under ideal conditions, so it’ll be interesting to see what it’s like for the average trigger-happy consumer. Remember that tomorrow’s launch is a bit of a soft one; it’s only the Founder’s Editions that’ll be shipped out to those who pre-ordered, with a grander, more wide-scale launch next year.

I’m most interested to see how games that require precision latency, like Mortal Kombat 11, play. NetherRealm’s fighter is just one of a handful of launch games coming to the system. When those launch titles were announced, many were a little thrown by just how poor the launch library for Stadia was. With just 12 games to play, and only a single one of them something new an interesting, it was hardly the best way to kick off a new streaming revolution.

Perhaps in response, Google has bolstered the launch library by a further 10 games. Google vice president and GM Phil Harrison announced the 10 new games on Twitter.

The additional games include:

  • Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2
  • Farming Simulator 2019
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Football Manager 2020
  • Grid 2019
  • Metro Exodus
  • NBA 2K20
  • Rage 2
  • Trials Rising
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood

While it makes the launch library a little more substantial, it’s still not enough for me to excited about. That said, when technology is mature and prevalent enough, this sort of thing will inevitably be how we play games. While we’ll miss the ownership model, I think not having to buy new hardware when graphical improvements roll around will be worth it. The biggest problem with Stadia – beyond it just being a little early – is that it’s a Google project. Google does have a horrible habit of killing projects off before they’re really ready to die

Last Updated: November 18, 2019

20 Comments

  1. LegionZA

    November 18, 2019 at 15:27

    A side order of 10 games added to the lunch, yum yum…

    This does seem like a novel way to go, and it just needs one game to grab players. Some guys buy a console for one game so why not get this if it has that one game you wanna play

    Reply

  2. Pariah

    November 18, 2019 at 15:41

    Two words: local servers.

    Until then this service and any like it are but pipedreams.

    Reply

  3. HvR

    November 18, 2019 at 15:47

    With the recent DDOS attacks, Seacom assholery and good old cable breaks wrecking havock on South African latency numbers I’m avoiding this like the plague.

    Reply

    • Son of Banana Jim

      November 18, 2019 at 15:53

      Google glass 2.0 – Return of the Google.

      Reply

      • Pariah

        November 18, 2019 at 15:53

        Just made me think of this song… Thanks.

        But I won’t suffer in silence. Here we go:

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          November 18, 2019 at 15:53

          Gotta get down on Friday

          Reply

          • Yozzie

            November 18, 2019 at 15:53

            *Gotta get down on Monday

          • Pariah

            November 18, 2019 at 15:53

            At least someone remembers what tragic day it is.

          • Admiral Chief

            November 18, 2019 at 16:06

            Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt today

  4. Son of Banana Jim

    November 18, 2019 at 15:47

    I need a Faff pass gif…

    Reply

  5. Admiral Chief

    November 18, 2019 at 15:53

    10 more games, nice to double the inventory

    Reply

  6. Son of Banana Jim

    November 18, 2019 at 15:53

    They have me with Farming Simulator 2019, and with the input lag, I can pretend to be a perpetually sozzled farmer – just trying my best to keep the bank from taking my land.

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  7. Yozzie

    November 18, 2019 at 15:41

    We are going to see history in the making very very soon.

    Reply

  8. HairyEwok

    November 18, 2019 at 15:47

    Holy %$!$ 10 extra games! Better sign up now! Farming Simulator 2019…. Now I can play Boer soek n vrou virtually.

    Reply

  9. Son of Banana Jim

    November 19, 2019 at 01:17

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