Google ups Stadia games store from 12 to 22 titles ahead of debut

Visitors play the cloud-based game 'Doom' at the Google Stadia stand at the video games trade fair Gamescom in Cologne, Germany on August 21, 2019

Another 10 games will be available on game streaming service Google Stadia at launch, which goes live for its early adopters, Founder's Edition and Premiere Edition subscribers, on November 19.

Stadia's initial tranche of 12 launch-ready games, announced on November 11, was generally received as a little underwhelming -- especially considering that only "Destiny 2: The Collection" -- a game whose base edition is already free to play across PC and console -- was complimentary; the other games are instead available to purchase.

Also included in that initial batch of games were "Assassin's Creed Odyssey," Stadia exclusive "Gylt," "Just Dance 2020," "Kine," "Mortal Kombat 11," "Red Dead Redemption 2," "Thumper," 2013's "Tomb Raider" and its two sequels "Rise of the Tomb Raider" and "Shadow of the Tomb Raider," and "Samurai Shodown," which is now a second complimentary title.

Game industry event producer Geoff Keighley, who was involved in promoting Google Stadia earlier in the year, pushed an amended list via his Twitter account on Sunday night.

The new list moves ten more titles to Stadia's storefront at launch, games which were otherwise expected over the remaining six weeks of 2019.

Those are "Attack on Titan: Final Battle 2," "Farming Simulator 2019," "Final Fantasy XV," "Football Manager 2020," "Grid 2019," "Metro Exodus," "NBA 2K20," "Rage 2," "Trials Rising," and "Wolfenstein: Youngblood."

That leaves four more Stadia store additions for the rest of 2019: "Borderlands 3," "Dragonball Xenoverse 2," "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint" and "Darksiders Genesis" (which is otherwise launching December 5 on PC, February 2020 on console).

All but "Gylt" have been previously released for purchase on PC and / or console. Still, carrying around a Chromecast Ultra and a Stadia controller is a fair bit less cumbersome than lugging around a PlayStation or Xbox and their associated cables, as long as internet speeds are sufficient.

Other aspects of Stadia reserved for post-launch include compatibility with pre-Stadia Chromecast Ultras, subscribers' three-month Buddy Passes, Family Sharing and audience participation features Crowd Play, State Share and Stream Connect.

November's launch is limited to those that bought the Founder's Edition and its successor, the Premiere Edition. They are in the process of receiving a new Chromecast Ultra, a Stadia controller, and three months' worth of personal subscription to the program's Pro tier.

A full public launch is expected in 2020.