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With the Stadia streaming service from Google launching on November 19th for those with the Founder's Edition or Premiere Edition, they're finally revealing what will be available.

It will only have 12, yes 12, titles at launch and a few of them are sequels. They are: Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Destiny 2, GYLT, Just Dance 2020, Kine, Mortal Kombat 11, Red Dead Redemption 2, Thumper, Tomb Raider + Rise + Shadow and lastly Samurai Shodown.

The only title you will get included in the Stadia Pro subscription (three months free with the Founder/Premier Edition) is Destiny 2, all others you have to pay for. If you stop paying for Stadia Pro, you lose access to any free games claimed and only keep those you've paid for normally.

Google said more will be coming before 2019 is up like Borderlands 3, Darksiders Genesis, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and more although the dates of them are "Subject to Change". You can see the announcement about them here.

This Debian Linux and Vulkan powered streaming service certainly has an uphill battle to win over gamers and this launch line up, honestly, doesn't seem all that great. With the leaks about Steam Cloud Gaming (#1, #2), Stadia may have an even bigger fight coming.

We have a Stadia Founder's Edition pre-ordered to cover it here, although our thoughts on how Stadia runs on Linux may be quite delayed as they ship it out based on order date. Checking back on it, ours is saying to be delivered by November 27th.

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RussianNeuroMancer 11 Nov, 2019
So they ported Red Dead Redemption 2...
Nezchan 11 Nov, 2019
And not a single one I'm interested in. Which saves me the FOMO, I guess.
eldaking 11 Nov, 2019
Absolutely nothing I might be remotely interested in. As expected.

More interesting: what games on that list do not have working Linux ports yet? This could help answer the first of the two big questions - are games getting ports because of Stadia. The second question will have to wait a little more - whether those games release for Linux desktops or not.
Donkey 11 Nov, 2019
There are two things which could have made Stadia very interesting:
1) Access to all games without having to buy individual titles, as most other streaming services.
2) Te ability to play any game available on your Steam account. (Steam client & games running through Stadia).

With the lack of content presented so far it looks more and more like this project will fail. I hope it will not since it could add so many positive technical things to the gaming industry.

It will be interesting to see how the future will develop, for Stadia and for similar competing services.
YoRHa-2B 11 Nov, 2019
Quoting: eldakingMore interesting: what games on that list do not have working Linux ports yet?
The only games on that list that do have a Linux version are the Tomb Raider games.

The only game that ships a Vulkan renderer on Windows is Red Dead Redemption 2.

Gylt even appears to be a Stadia-exclusive.
damarrin 11 Nov, 2019
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For games that aren't out for Linux, there's zero reason for their makers/publishers to make them so unfortunately. They'll get minimal additional sales and the whole ballache (real of perceived) of support.
Mohandevir 11 Nov, 2019
Already have the 3 Tomb Raiders and the only other title of interest might be RDR2... Which will be out on Steam and, with a little luck, might even run on Proton... So... I will wait for Steam Cloud Gaming and, who knows, the Steam Controller V2 that will come with it.

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YoRHa-2B 11 Nov, 2019
Quoting: DonkeyWith the lack of content presented so far it looks more and more like this project will fail. I hope it will not since it could add so many positive technical things to the gaming industry.
I disagree. I mean yes, it has some genuine advantages for multiplayer games since cheating should be impossible and there's going to no unreliable client<>server or client<>client sync (but in exchange you get input lag), and people don't have to pay the high entry fee for a console or gaming PC, but that's about where the advantages for the consumer end.

And Google, in their infinite wisdom, decided to not launch Stadia in any of the regions where the latter would actually matter.

Beyond that, it's really just a DRM fiesta. It might be a publisher's wet dream come true, but it sure as hell ain't one for me.

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iiari 11 Nov, 2019
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I actually signed up for this because I'm really interesting in trying the tech, but off the bat, this is a huge shoulder shrug of a title list. We'll see how long I stick around...
Salvatos 11 Nov, 2019
I could have been interested in Assassin’s Creed, and maybe RDR2, but they’re not enough for me to trust Stadia. Borderlands 3 is kind of tempting, though. There is no guarantee that it will run well on Proton when it drops on Steam. I can wait and see, though. And obviously I’d rather buy Tomb Raider straight from Feral.

On a different note, Just Dance definitely isn’t the kind of game I expected here. I feel like the slightest lag would ruin the experience.
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