Google’s Stadia has not had the best of launches. With multiple complaints about everything from frame-rates to the lack of games on offer, Stadia needed a great start to 2020.
We’ve recently seen the lineup for Stadia’s 2020 release schedule. To be honest, there isn’t a great selection currently on offer.
Confirmed titles include Marvel’s Avengers, Cyberpunk 2077, DOOM Eternal, Monster Energy Supercross 3, and Watch Dogs: Legion. These titles are all notable and impressive but aren’t good enough to entice new customers from other platforms.
There are also a few other titles with – as yet – unannounced release dates attached. These include; Baldur’s Gate III, Gods and Monsters, Destroy All Humans! [personal note; I am STOKED for this], and Windjammers 2.
“Ok Google, Play SOMETHING FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!”
There’s a great mix of games coming, no doubt. However, as the release schedule is lacking major releases, there isn’t a great deal when in comparison to competitors.
Aside from a lack of notable releases, the other problem plaguing Stadia is its inherent lack of exclusives. Currently, 2020’s Stadia exclusives are limited to Get Packed and Orcs Must Die 3. This is in addition to a timed-exclusive in the form of Spitlings.
There is nothing wrong with these titles in themselves. But, when compared to the Xbox Game Pass or PlayStation Plus/Now, the Stadia simply isn’t holding a candle.
It’s Okay, It’s Not Like They’re the BIGGEST TECH COMPANY IN THE WORLD!
This is even more concerning when you remember that Google recently bought up Typhoon Studios. Typhoon was to be implemented into the Stadia Games and Entertainment department.
Ahead of the Stadia’s launch, Typhoon – or at least Google – should have ensured a decent selection of games announced. After all, they really needed something ready to put them ahead of the pack right out of the gates.
Stadia is still far from dead on arrival as some had already believed. But the climb to the top is getting ever steeper for Stadia. Time will tell what the platform’s next step will be. Especially with PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X consoles now within 12 months away.
What do you think? Do you think there is still hope for Stadia? Or do you think it’s game over for Google already? Let us know down in the comments below.
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ABG’s Senior Editor (News), YouTube content creator/streamer.