April fools? The Stadia Pro lineup in April 2020 is a bit of a sad joke

Serious Sam Collection

Google announced its Stadia Pro lineup for April 2020 today. It includes three games, but none of them are remotely AAA titles. What gives?

The games available for Stadia Pro subscribers in April are Serious Sam Collection, Stacks on Stacks on Stacks, and Spitlings. Serious Sam Collection includes HD remasters of Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam: The Second Encounter, and Serious Sam 3: BFE.

So if you’re taking notes at home, that’s basically two indie titles and a collection of some fun but ultimately old (and somewhat tired) games. And you can have all of that for just $10 a month!

Seriously, though, Stacks on Stacks on Stacks looks fairly interesting. From what I can gather from the trailer, it basically looks like Jenga. I dig it! But it really should be a Humble Choice game, not a Stadia Pro game.

Why do I say that? It looks like something that could run on a cheap, knock-off Android device. So please tell me, Google. Why do I need to stream this, exactly? Isn’t the point of Stadia to stream games that are so advanced that I’d only otherwise be able to play them on an expensive gaming PC?

I’m with Dylan on this, who argues that Google Stadia is a total bust. With Stadia Pro games like these, Google is spectacularly failing to demonstrate the need for its game streaming service.

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