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Google reveal more games with the latest Stadia Connect, including Cyberpunk 2077

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Today, Google went back to YouTube to show off an impressive list of games coming to their Stadia game streaming service, which we already know is powered by Debian Linux and Vulkan.

As a reminder, Google said not to see Stadia as if it was the "Netflix of games", as it's clearly not. Stadia Base requires you to buy all your games as normal, with Stadia Pro ($9.99 monthly) giving you a trickle of free games to access on top of 4K and surround sound support.

Focusing on some newly announced games that will be coming to Stadia, along with fresh trailers for previously announced titles, today's Connect event packed quite the punch. Here's some more titles that were mentioned:

  • Attack on Titan 2 Final Battle - Omega Force
  • Borderlands 3 - Gearbox
  • Cyberpunk 2077 - CD Projekt
  • DOOM Eternal - id Software
  • Darksiders Genesis - Airship Syndicate
  • Destroy All Humans! (remake) - THQ Nordic
  • Farming Simulator 19 Platinum Edition - Giants Software
  • GRID - Codemasters
  • Gods and Monsters - Ubisoft
  • Kine - Gwen Frey
  • Mortal Kombat 11 - NetherRealm Studios
  • Orcs Must Die 3 - Robot Entertainment
  • SUPERHOT + SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE - SUPERHOT Team
  • Samurai Showdown - SNK
  • The Elder Scrolls Online - ZeniMax Online Studios
  • Watch Dogs Legion - Ubisoft
  • Windjammers 2 - DotEmu

You can see the cut-down recap below:

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Or if you prefer it, the full 40 minute presentation is available here.

Stadia is going to launch in November, with access being granted to around 14 countries. Currently, the only way to actually get in is to purchase the Founder's Edition with everyone else getting access next year. The Founder's Edition comes with a Chromecast Ultra, three months Stadia Plus, an exclusive Night Blue Stadia Controller and more. It's not cheap though, at around $129/£119.

How do you feel about Stadia currently, will you be giving it a go? Since it will work on Linux in any Chrome browser, I remain quite interested to try it out even if I have plenty of reservations about the service itself. Either way, it's yet another way to play AAA titles on Linux.

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scaine 19 August 2019 at 7:19 pm UTC
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I honestly thought Stadia was just a glorified Steam Link that worked over the internet? So while the box you buy might be Linux-based, I always assumed there would simply be a farm of PCs running Windows in a datacentre somewhere and you tapped into that resource to place your game.

It feels like an ecological nightmare to be honest. And the implications for bandwidth are horrific.

No support for this from me. I realise that I'm not their target demographic, but... nope. No interest.

[Edit: Ecological piece seems pretty legit actually: https://www.reddit.com/r/Stadia/comments/cjivzb/for_those_wondering_if_googles_stadia_will_impact]


Last edited by scaine on 19 August 2019 at 7:26 pm UTC
Mar2ck 19 August 2019 at 7:28 pm UTC
scaineI honestly thought Stadia was just a glorified Steam Link that worked over the internet? So while the box you buy might be Linux-based, I always assumed there would simply be a farm of PCs running Windows in a datacentre somewhere and you tapped into that resource to place your game.

It feels like an ecological nightmare to be honest. And the implications for bandwidth are horrific.

No support for this from me. I realise that I'm not their target demographic, but... nope. No interest.

[Edit: Ecological piece seems pretty legit actually: https://www.reddit.com/r/Stadia/comments/cjivzb/for_those_wondering_if_googles_stadia_will_impact]

The stadia server farm is confirmed to run on linux and all games will use vulkan
Liam Dawe 19 August 2019 at 7:35 pm UTC
For those who still don't believe Stadia as a whole is running on Linux: https://stadia.dev/about/

Mentions it all there pretty clearly.
apocalyptech 19 August 2019 at 7:39 pm UTC
Definitely zero interest in actually using Stadia over here, but like the rest of y'all I'm hoping that it'll end up leading to more "official" native ports getting released. There's obviously a world of difference between coding for one specific well-defined platform (Stadia) than it is to put something out on a public storefront, where you'll have to contend with users attempting to run your game on all manner of distros and hardware, but I can't imagine that it won't lower the bar for companies to think, "huh, maybe we should do a little more polish and release this officially."
melkemind 19 August 2019 at 7:49 pm UTC
This raises more questions for me. Let's say I already own a copy of Elder Scrolls Online. Can I just log into Stadia and start playing, or will it require a separate copy? Also, if I buy Cyberpunk 2077 on Stadia, will that also give me access to a downloadable copy through GOG or some other store?
EagleDelta 19 August 2019 at 7:54 pm UTC
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EikeI came here to say that they won't release the games to Linux, but...

QuoteStadia Base requires you to buy all your games as normal

... this does sound like they might have to.
Do we know if we can buy them from Google (so there's no need for a public release)?
AFAIK you’re just buying streaming licenses from Google. Not actual software as you seem to be inferring.

Unfortunately, the way most software/gaming/media vendors see it today, you only buy licenses to use their product. So, unless you have physical media and an unconnected blu-ray player, your access to the license can be revoked at any time. Stadia doesn't change this at all.
kuhpunkt 19 August 2019 at 7:57 pm UTC
melkemindThis raises more questions for me. Let's say I already own a copy of Elder Scrolls Online. Can I just log into Stadia and start playing, or will it require a separate copy? Also, if I buy Cyberpunk 2077 on Stadia, will that also give me access to a downloadable copy through GOG or some other store?

Nope to Cyberpunkt. Elder Scrolls Online might work, depending on what deal Bethesda made with Google.
Dedale 19 August 2019 at 8:08 pm UTC
They mention visual studio in their software tools. I don't know how to take this. I am still not sure these games will run natively on Debian or trough a proton-like tool. And even if they do, it wouldn't mean they would be released to Linux desktop players for fears of high support costs for little revenue.
Solar 19 August 2019 at 8:19 pm UTC
Quite an awesome list of games being written for Linux, that I'll probably never actually play on Linux.

At least i have wow classic to look forward too for a second time.
TimeFreeze 19 August 2019 at 8:22 pm UTC
Even when i could play all Games for free on Stadia i still dont care. Streaming stuff like Netflix meh okay but i dont like it. But a Game Streaming Service? No. No. NO! And now if you excuse me im gonna play some good old Physical Games.
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