The Stadia cloud gaming service is only two days from launch – a start that has been heavily criticized (including yours truly in The Verge ) because the company continues to reveal, that most of the promised features and games of the service will not be ready. But now Google has given its early adopters a welcome surprise for a change: 22 games will be ready to be played on the first day, almost double the number that Google said will be available last week.
Google Stadia boss Phil Harrison replied to one of my tweets with this explanation:
Yes, we were maybe a little conservative in our forecast last week and (most importantly) our partners did a great job getting the last few buckets smoothed and tested.
̵1; Phil Harrison (@MrPhilHarrison) November 18, 2019
Here's a revised list of titles that the company just shared on Sunday night with newly added bold:
- Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey
- Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2
- Destiny 2: The Collection (Available in Stadia Pro)
- Farming Simulator 2019
- Final Fantasy XV
- Football Manager 2020
- Grid 2019
- Just Dance 2020
- Metro Exit
- Mortal Kombat 11
- NBA 2K20
- Rage 2
- Rise of the Tomb of the Tombs
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Samurai Shodown (Available in Stadia Pro)
- Shadow of the Grave Raider
- Tomb Raider 2013
- Trials Rising  Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Google also says that Showura Samurai will now be available for free to Stadia Pro subscribers – earlier, Destiny 2 was the only title for free game included in this subscription. Usually, Stadia requires you to buy games, with the $ 10 per month Stadia Pro booth allowing you to play them at higher 4K resolution with HDR support instead of the free 1080p layer that will be introduced in 2020.