Google Stadia launch lineup nearly doubles

Last week, Google revealed the launch lineup for its Stadia video game streaming service. Now the company has confirmed ten more games, nearly doubling the lineup.

The initial announcement included a list of games that would be released before the end of the year. Many of those games will now be available for Google Stadia’s launch on November 19.

Here is the updated launch lineup, which includes 22 games:

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  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
  • Destiny 2: The Collection
  • Farming Simulator 2019
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Football Manager 2020
  • Grid 2019
  • Gylt
  • Just Dance 2020
  • Kine
  • Metro Exodus
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • NBA 2K20
  • Rage 2
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
  • Thumper
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
  • Trials Rising
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood

We also got word that Google is including Samurai Shodown with Stadia Pro. That’s in addition to the previously-announced Destiny 2: The Collection.

While this may sound like good news for Stadia, it’s definitely unorthodox. When was the last time a company announced ten new games two days before launch? I can’t remember it ever happening.

It could be a sign that Google is panicking about the platform. It’s also possible that the company did, in fact, really plan to drop this unexpected announcement in the lead-up to launch. It is definitely a curious move.