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DOOM Eternal coming to Stadia on March 20, plus other Stadia news - a round-up

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Time for another little roundup of what's going on with Google Stadia lately.

Missed our first impressions of Stadia? Check them out here.

First up we have a delay, with Marvel's Avengers that was due to release in May being pushed back until September. According to Crystal Dynamics, they said this is to "spend this additional development time focusing on fine tuning and polishing the game to the high standards our fans expect and deserve"—fair enough. It's expected to release on Stadia at the same time as other platforms.

More exciting though: id Software and Bethesda have confirmed that DOOM Eternal is releasing on March 20 and it will be available on Stadia for easy access. See the trailer below, looks absolutely insane:

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Something also interesting is that Anna Kipnis, a Senior Prototyper & Game Designer at Google (who is also on the Stadia Star Labs research team), will be doing a talk at GDC 2020 in March titled "Machine Learning Summit: Creating Game AI by Using Mostly English, with Semantic ML". This is a feature Google are hoping to pull into Stadia, to have more interesting/smarter AI.

What other games should be coming to Stadia this year? Here's a few:

  • Baldur's Gate 3 (not entirely clear if this year)
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • DOOM
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Gods and Monsters
  • Monster Energy Supercross 3
  • SUPERHOT
  • The Crew 2
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2
  • Watch Dogs: Legion
  • Windjammers 2

Stadia's biggest test is still ahead, with the wider release of the Stadia Base account sometime early this year. Currently only people who've purchased the Founders (and their Buddy Pass invites) or Premier edition have access. When Stadia Base launches, anyone across Linux (and macOS/Windows) will be able to load up Chromium and play games on it.

It's closing in though, Google have started tested Stadia on non-Pixel mobile devices which is likely one of the big things holding it up. Once that's sorted, Stadia Base probably won't be too far away. Once there is a date, we'll let you know.

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LibertyPaulM 15 January 2020 at 11:09 am UTC
Cyberpunk 2077 and The Division 2 coming to Stadia are what I'm looking forward to
TheRiddick 15 January 2020 at 11:24 am UTC
If only Stadia's business model wasn't so toxic and void of any value to the end user. There are better and cheaper options!
Eike 15 January 2020 at 11:27 am UTC
TheRiddickIf only Stadia's business model wasn't so toxic and void of any value to the end user. There are better and cheaper options!

Like buying a gaming PC?
I'd be interested in that calculation...
leillo1975 15 January 2020 at 11:42 am UTC
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leillo1975GamingOnStadia...

But Steamplay/Proton/DX*K is okay for you?

I edited the post. It was only a joke. Stadia plattform works on Linux without problems, and is based on Linux and Vulkan. I apologize if this has not been properly understood
TheRiddick 15 January 2020 at 11:52 am UTC
Eike
TheRiddickIf only Stadia's business model wasn't so toxic and void of any value to the end user. There are better and cheaper options!

Like buying a gaming PC?
I'd be interested in that calculation...

Comparing a tangible physical object that doesn't need the internet, and someone can't just decide to take it off you at any point in time. Nice...

A PC has endless value to a user, regardless of whatever ridiculous price they pay for one.
(although I'd argue Apple Mac's are indeed a ripoff and of any questionable value, because you can build a same spec PC for much cheaper)
Eike 15 January 2020 at 11:58 am UTC
TheRiddick

I'm missing numbers in your post.
You were talking about "cheaper", which is all about comparing numbers.
TheRiddick 15 January 2020 at 12:44 pm UTC
There is more to value then simple monetary cost...
Eike 15 January 2020 at 12:55 pm UTC
TheRiddickThere is more to value then simple monetary cost...

Having my own PC is of high value to me, too. But we have to be clear about the arguments: My bet is (I didn't calculate either) that Stadia is cheaper, and by a large margin, if you don't have special other needs (video editing or whatever). It's to me like saying "Linux is better in every respect!" It's not, it's just the better system for me and my needs.
LibertyPaulM 15 January 2020 at 1:29 pm UTC
TheRiddick
Eike
TheRiddickIf only Stadia's business model wasn't so toxic and void of any value to the end user. There are better and cheaper options!

Like buying a gaming PC?
I'd be interested in that calculation...

Comparing a tangible physical object that doesn't need the internet, and someone can't just decide to take it off you at any point in time. Nice...

A PC has endless value to a user, regardless of whatever ridiculous price they pay for one.
(although I'd argue Apple Mac's are indeed a ripoff and of any questionable value, because you can build a same spec PC for much cheaper)

A PC does have endless value to a user but a £2000 gaming PC has zero value to the average every day user (95% of the market) beyond being able to play games. Stadia allows people to buy a £400 PC or laptop and still being able to play games and get the same value outside of that

I paid £1600 for my PC. I have a Ryzen 7 CPU, RX580 GPU and 32gb RAM; outside of playing games my PC is hardly pushed at all


Last edited by LibertyPaulM on 15 January 2020 at 1:32 pm UTC
Shmerl 15 January 2020 at 3:15 pm UTC
We need to see more Stadia games coming out for desktop Linux. Keep telling developers that there is demand for them.
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