On November 19, Google Stadia will finally go live. What can we expect to see from the initial lineup of games?
Cloud gaming services are not novel, but they have yet to take off in earnest. It would be great to be able to play games without having to splurge on expensive gaming hardware.
Unfortunately, the obvious problem will always remain — having access to a reliable, low latency, high-speed internet. Google Stadia can, theoretically, stream a game at 60fps and 4k resolution, but only if you are near one of Google’s data centers.
Google Stadia Launch Lineup
At launch day, Google Stadia will have 12 games on offer.
Wondering what games will be available to play on launch day for Stadia? Here’s our day one lineup for November 19 with more titles coming by the end of 2019.
— Stadia (@GoogleStadia) November 11, 2019
Just about every gaming taste can be satisfied.
From heavyweights like Destiny 2 to arena fighters to masterful and expansive role-playing games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Stadia is intended to introduce quality gaming to people who have access to the internet but can’t be bothered to learn about a specific gaming system and all of its intricacies. Stadia is a serious attempt to facilitate all gaming experiences on almost any device.
After launch, you can expect a steady trickle of more top-notch games, some of which will be:
- Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
- Borderlands 3
- Final Fantasy 15
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint
- Metro Exodus
- Rage 2
Sports and sim fans will be pleased to see:
- Farming Simulator 2
- Football Manager 2020
- NBA 2K20
- Trials Rising
As you can see, almost no AAA release in any category will bypass Stadia — including the much-awaited titles like Doom: Eternal, Watch Dogs: Legion, or Cyberpunk 2077.
If you are interested in Stadia, check out your bandwidth worthiness here. The higher your bandwidth is, the greater the visual quality you will be able to play at.
Images courtesy of Twitter, IGDB/Red Dead Redemption 2 press kit, Pixabay.