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.
Here is the updated launch lineup, which includes 22 games:
- 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
- Just Dance 2020
- 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
- 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.
Excited to announce that we are INCREASING the Day One launch line-up of titles for @GoogleStadia – we now have TWENTY TWO games launching with the platform on Tuesday. Huge thank you to our game developer and publisher partners for bringing more titles #stadia— Phil Harrison (@MrPhilHarrison) November 18, 2019
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.