Stadia held the latest Stadia Connect on the August 19th and made several game announcements. The headliner is that Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to Stadia however it did just say in 2020 so we do not know if it will come to Stadia at launch. We also got to see a new exclusive title in Orcs Must Die 3 a number of Indie games and Destroy all Humans.
The reaction to the Stadia Connect has been mixed. My initial reaction was one of being underwhelmed however after having time to digest the Connect the problem with it wasn’t the games it was the ordering of the Connect. The Connect started out with the biggest game announcement and ended by repeating games we already knew about. They needed to end with Cyberpunk and should off started with another new game and mixed up the announcements throughout the rest of the Connect. This was the main problem with the Connect by raising expectations at the start with no bang at the end.
Games by EA, Capcom and Rockstar did not make a showing however they are coming in the launch window as per Stadia. The full game list for launch window now is:-
● Bandai Namco – Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
● Bethesda – DOOM Eternal, DOOM 2016, Rage 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: Youngblood
● Bungie – Destiny 2, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Expansion
● CD PROJEKT RED – Cyberpunk 2077
● Chump Squad – KINE
● Coatsink – Get Packed
● Codemasters – GRID
● Dotemu – Windjammers 2
● Deep Silver – Metro Exodus
● Drool – Thumper
● Electronic Arts
● Giants Software -Farming Simulator 19
● Larian Studios – Baldur’s Gate 3
● nWay Games – Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
● Omega Force – Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle
● Pandemic Studios – Destroy All Humans!
● Robot Entertainment – Orcs Must Die 3
● Sega – Football Manager
● SNK – Samurai Shodown
● Square Enix – Final Fantasy XV – Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Marvel’s Avengers
● SUPERHOT – SUPERHOT
● 2K – NBA 2K, Borderlands 3
● Tequila Works – Gylt
● Warner Bros – Mortal Kombat 11
● THQ – Darksiders Genesis
● Ubisoft – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Just Dance , Tom Clancy’s, Ghost Recon Breakpoint , Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Trials Rising, The Crew 2, Watch Dogs: Legion
With our prediction article, we got right what was not going to be there but none of the games we predicted to be there showed up.