Google Stadia was marketed as the future of gaming and its main selling points were the fact that gamers no longer require gaming consoles or expensive PC’s that need regular upgrades to stay at the top of video game hardware thanks to the fact that now it’s possible to stream games directly to their computers. Unfortunately, Google has recently announced the launch lineup for Stadia and it is surprisingly underwhelming.
A total of 12 games were presented for the November 19 launch of Stadia but only a small part of them can be considered actually demanding for an average gaming PC and many of the titles are at least one year old.
List of games
Here are the games that will be available for Google Stadia at launch:
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Destiny 2: The Collection
- Just Dance 2020
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
- Samurai Shodown
The only game that is actually highly demanding when it comes to hardware specs is Red Dead Redemption 2, which was just released on PC and reportedly requires an extremely potent gaming rig to achieve peak or even decent performance.
Fortunately, many more games will be released for the Google Stadia in the following months, including titles like: Borderlands 3, Darksiders: Genesis, Final Fantasy XV,, Wolfenstein Youngblood and many more.
Unfortunately, there’s no hint towards the release of “big” games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
However, we have to keep in mind that Stadia is new in the world of gaming and it’s only normal to see it begin in a humble manner. However, given the fact that Google is developing it, it’s expected to see a rapid improvement in quality and performance which will make it a viable alternative to traditional consoles or gaming computers.