Stadia finally has exclusives, plus other games announced during its digital presentation
Hey! Stadia still exists. With all the discussion about PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, you might be forgiven for forgetting about Google’s foray into the gaming world. But they are still here and they are still trying to compete with some major game releases and announcements. Like every other company this year, they are giving us all the info with direct media presentations. Here’s what they had to show.
Stadia Pro Free Games
Several games are now part of the Stadia Pro lineup including:
- Destiny 2
- Get Packed
- Little Nightmares
- Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
- Panzer Dragoon
- Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds – Season 8 coming July 30
- Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
- SteamWorld Dig 2
- SteamWorld Heist
- SteamWorld Quest: The Hand of Gilgamech
- The Elder Scrolls Online – Featuring cross-platform play and the new expansion Stonethorn dropping August 24. You can also import all your progress from PC and Mac to Stadia.
- The Turing Test
- West of Loathing
- Zombie Army 4 Dead war
You can get a one month free trial of Stadia Pro by signing up at Stadia.com. Anyone with Stadia Pro can play any game on the pro lineup for free.
Click to Play
A new Stadia function will allow you to start games instantly by clicking a link. The example they gave was: you could be watching a streamer play your favorite game and then click a link in their description or bio to instantly play the game they are playing. Of course, you will have to own the game on Stadia or have a subscription to Stadia Pro (if it’s a free Pro game) to do so.
Several new games will be coming to the Stadia platform soon including:
- Marvel’s Avengers
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Cyberpunk 2077
These will all launch alongside their normal console/PC versions on Stadia.
Other upcoming games include:
- Mafia 2 Remastered
- Mafia 3 Remastered
- Borderlands 3
- PGA Tour 2K21
- WWE Battlegrounds
- NBA 2K21
- Serious Sam 4
- Hello Neighbor & Hello Neighbor Hide and Seek – featuring cross-platform play
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Coming Fall 2020
- Hitman and Hitman 2 – Coming September 2020
- Hitman 3 – Coming January 2021 with new unique Stadia only items
The Stadia Premiere edition is now $99.99 (Originally $130). It comes with a ChromeCast Ultra (which can also stream other forms of media to your TV) and a Stadia controller.
Super Bomberman R Online
A new enhanced online version of Super Bomberman R is coming to Stadia. It will include a 64-player Battle Royale mode. By clearing out opponents, you will be able to proceed to new arenas and face more opponents until you are the last player standing. It will also include crowd play, which will allow you to drop in, and out of games, you see your favorite streamer playing. There will also be a variety of aesthetic customization options for players, bombs, and explosions. It will be coming to Stadia this autumn.
Dead by Daylight
Dead by Daylight will be coming to Stadia September 2020 with exclusive features, such as crowd voting and Twitch integration that will allow people to choose who you play and what monster you face off against. It will also feature cross-platform play.
One Hand Clapping
This Stadia original is an interesting meditative musical adventure platformer. You will use the power of music to build platforms and traverse colorful environments. It’s currently available in Early Access.
New Stadia Studios
Google is working with the following studios to create original Stadia experiences:
- Uppercut Games
- Supermassive Games
Outcasters is a multiplayer competitive top-down shooter, with a theme of curving your shots and otherwise making trick shots to hit your opponent. It has several different modes, including deathmatch, team, and even a battle royale-style mode. It’s coming to Stadia first in Fall 2020, and other platforms afterward.
Orcs Must Die 3
Robot Entertainment brings you the next chapter of one of the few surviving tower defense franchises. Orcs Must Die 3 will feature new weapons, base customization, new enemy orcs to slay, two-player online co-op, and just a whole lot of dead orcs. You can play for now on Stadia Pro, and it will remain a Stadia exclusive for a limited time before it comes to other platforms.
That’s all the info that Google had to share with us today. What do you think? Is Stadia worth the price? Watch the entire presentation below: