Google increases number of available games with Stadia release to 22
Google's game streaming service Stadia will start tomorrow with 22 available games.
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Last week Google said that only 12 games would be available on the day of the release. According to Stadia CEO Phil Harrison, that was too conservative.
The new games that are now available immediately at the launch were previously scheduled for release later this year. Phil Harrison says on Twitter that Google was "too conservative" about the number of available games last week.
According to the Stadia CEO, developers have conducted tests and eliminated bugs, making more games available.
Subscribers also receive a second free game: Samurai Shodown. So far only Destiny 2: The Collection was promised as a free game. Google is also anticipating the arrival of Ghost Recon Breakpoint in Stadia.
That game was planned for 2020, but will be available on the service sometime this year. Borderlands 3, Darksiders Genesis and Dragonball Xenoverse 2 are still scheduled for a release at Stages later this year, which is unchanged.
Last week Google announced that twelve games would be available at the launch of Stadia. That number has now almost doubled.
Nevertheless, it is a relatively small number and less than what is available with other game streaming services. Microsoft is testing its xCloud service in a number of countries with fifty games.
Google's Stadia service is available as a free version and as a paid Pro version. With the free version games stream in 1080p resolution, with the Pro subscription for ten euros per month you get 4K. In both cases, the maximum frame rate is 60fps.
Games are not included in the subscription, they must be purchased separately via the service. With the Pro version, subscribers will receive a new free game every month.
Stadia games available on November 19
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
Destiny 2: The Collection (included with Stadia Pro)
Samurai Shodown (included with Stadia Pro)
Farming Simulator 19
Just Dance 2020
Final Fantasy 15
Football Manager 2020
Mortal Kombat 11
Red Dead Redemption 2
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition