Best answer: Google Stadia is coming with 12 games at launch and will be the home of Baldur’s Gate 3, as well a new Tom Clancy game, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, eventually. Each game will be available to purchase separately, but if you choose to subscribe to Stadia Pro or pick up the Founder’s Edition, you will get Destiny 2: Shadowkeep for free.
- Limited for early adopters: Stadia Founder’s Edition ($129 at the Google Store)
- If you want to buy separately: Chromecast Ultra ($70 at Amazon)
- Control with assistant: Stadia controller ($70 at the Google Store)
All the Games!
So far we don’t have a definitive list of games that’ll be available at launch since Google has deals with other content producers and developers that are still in the works, but as of right now we have these games coming to Stadia at launch:
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Destiny 2: The Collection
- Just Dance 2020
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Samurai Shodown
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
- Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
The other games coming to the platform eventually are as follows:
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- Rage 2
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
- Get Packed
- Metro Exodus
- Farming Simulator19
- Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
- Football Manager
- Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
- Final Fantasy XV
- NBA 2K
- Borderlands 3
- Darksiders Genesis
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
- Trials Rising
- The Crew 2
- Gods and Monsters
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Watch Dogs: Legion
- Orcs Must Die!
- Destroy All Humans!
- Windjammers 2
- Farming Simulator 19
- Marvel’s Avengers
There are also a few publishers that haven’t announced which games they’ll make available on Stadia. Publishers like Capcom, EA, and Rockstar have all committed to content on Stadia, but haven’t released any details beyond that.
Are any of these releases exclusives?
From what we have seen only one game — Gylt — is exclusive to the Stadia platform. We believe that while Baldur’s Gate 3 is coming to Stadia first, this will be a limited exclusive, and will be available on other platforms soon after release.
More to come
This is the very beginning of a new service from Google. Is this the greatest lineup? The jury is still out on that, but it’s a start. Some great new games are included in this lineup, like Baldur’s Gate 3, Cyperpunk 2077, and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, which all look fantastic.
I’m excited by what Stadia represents in terms of the future of gaming. It’s a new way for people to play, so that should at least be interesting to watch.
Either way, we’ll be sure to keep you updated with any new games that’ll be announced, as well as news on exclusives.
Everything you need
Stadia Founder’s Edition
$129 at the Google Store
A good way to start
This bundle includes everything you need to get started with Google Stadia. It includes the controller, Chromecast Ultra, Destiny 2, and three months of the Stadia Pro subscription for you and a friend. It’s a great way to begin your game streaming journey
Pick up the parts
$70 at the Amazon
You can buy everything together or you can get just the basics for Google Stadia. The Chromecast Ultra is available to purchase now and lets you stream 4K TV as well as play games when Stadia launches in November.
All you need
Google Stadia controller
$70 at the Google Store
A firm grip on what’s needed
The Stadia controller is all you need to use Google Stadia if you already have the Chromecast Ultra. You can also use it on your other devices too. Get the Wasabi colored one, it’s gorgeous.