Google Stadia Games List Revealed
Last night, Phil Harrison, a general manager at Google, revealed the catalog of Google Stadia games available at launch. Although Google has closely held this information, the company proudly announced that it would make 22 games available on November 19.
The full lineup at launch includes the following games:
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2
- Destiny 2
- Farming Simulator 2019
- Final Fantasy XV
- Football Manager 2020
- Grid 2019
- Just Dance 2020
- Metro Exodus
- Mortal Kombat 11
- NBA 2K20
- Rage 2
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Samurai Shodown
- Trials Rising
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
While the list includes many popular titles, fans should be skeptical of the new Google Stadia games catalog. Mainly, we at GamingROI have the following concerns:
- While the launch lineup includes many popular titles, only one Google Stadia launch game is on the list of Top 10 best-selling games for October 2019: NBA 2K20.
- Overall, only three Google Stadia launch games are in the Top 20 best-selling games for 2019: NBA 2K20, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Mortal Kombat 11.
- While Google Stadia offers a unique streaming service, the worldwide console market is saturated with the PlayStation 4, XBOX One, and Nintendo Switch. These systems account for nearly 200 million users worldwide.
While Google Stadia offers many benefits over the console market, the games available at launch titles is mediocre at best. Popular titles missing from the lineup include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019, The Outer Worlds, Madden NFL 20, and FIFA 20. While Google Stadia’s success is likely dependent upon future game releases, fans are likely not clamoring to stream video games via Chromecast. Time will tell if Google Stadia succeeds, but the launch lineup leaves much to be desired.
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