Despite Google’s clout in the tech world, Stadia has a considerable amount of ground to make up in order to compete with long-established gaming powers such as Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. Even Stadia’s major draw — gaming on the go on any device — isn’t wholly unique, as Microsoft is also launching its Project xCloud service a month earlier in October.
As with all gaming platforms, the real draw always comes down to software, and Google is doing its part to secure a number of marquee titles for its new service. From partnerships with AAA publishers such as Ubisoft and CD Projekt Red to indie hits like Kine and Superhot to exclusive titles like Orcs Must Die 3, Stadia hopes to court players with its dual promise of high-quality game streaming and attractive titles.
On launch day, Stadia will offer the following 12 titles: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Destiny 2: The Collection, GYLT (exclusive to Stadia), Just Dance 2020, Kine, Mortal Kombat 11, Red Dead Redemption 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Samurai Shodown, Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Thumper and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. 14 other games are expected to be added to the service by the end of 2019, including Borderlands 3, Final Fantasy XV and NBA 2K20.
Here’s a list of every game Google has announced will be coming to Stadia.
Orcs Must Die! 3 (Exclusive to Stadia)
Destroy All Humans!
Mortal Kombat 11
Farming Simulator 19 Platinum Edition
Baldur’s Gate 3
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Dragonball Xenoverse 2
Final Fantasy XV
Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
The Elder Scrolls Online
Watch Dogs: Legion
Get Packed (Exclusive to Stadia)
Gylt (Exclusive to Stadia)
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
The Crew 2