Update 2 (5/29/20 @ 4:50 PM ET): Google announces the launch of two Metro games for Stadia.
Update 1 (5/28/20 @ 5:05 PM ET): Google adds 5 more titles as free Stadia Pro games (list below).
It’s increasingly looking like cloud game streaming services are here to stay. These services are useful ways to enjoy the latest games for those who don’t have, can’t buy, or won’t buy gaming hardware, whether we’re talking about consoles or high-end PCs. Google Stadia is one of the leading cloud gaming services, and Google seems to be fully invested in growing this service. Now, the company is adding more titles and features to Stadia as they have announced in their latest blog post.
Jotun: Valhalla Edition & Sundered: Eldritch Edition on Google Stadia
One of Stadia’s biggest shortcomings is the fact that it doesn’t yet have a vast selection of games, but that list keeps expanding with new announcements practically every week. Yesterday, Google announced that 2 more titles are now available for sale. Jotun: Valhalla Edition takes players to the world of Norse mythology as they claim their place in the pantheon of heroes while the 2D platformer Sundered: Eldrich Edition features amazing visuals and equally amazing challenges. Both games are available for purchase on Stadia right now ($14.99 for Jotun and $19.99 for Sundered).
The Elder Scrolls Online Launch Date, and More
If you’re a fan of The Elder Scrolls series and online MMOs are your thing, then you might be glad to know that the online installment The Elder Scrolls Online is landing on Stadia on June 16th and will become available for free for Stadia Pro subscribers. The game will feature support for crossplay with PC players and will also allow you to get the Morrowind chapter as free content.
Among other content options coming soon, the “Hobbies” DLC for The Crew 2 is also landing for the Stadia version tomorrow, the new Aftermath expansion for Mortal Kombat 11 is now available for purchase on Stadia, and PUBG is adding Ranked Mode for more competitive gameplay (though only if you’re using a controller). The Crew 2 costs $49.99 on Stadia though the “Hobbies” update will arrive for free, while Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath costs $39.99.
Finally, desktop Chrome users will be glad to know that they will be able to play Google Stadia games at 1440p resolution now, so long as they meet all the requirements for 1440p/4K gaming (like having a 1440p or 4K monitor, obviously) and their Internet connection allows for it. Previously, this was capped at 1080p, so it’s good to know that we’re getting more options.
Update 1: 5 More Games
Google is adding 5 new games for free to Stadia Pro users. The 5 games are Get Packed, Little Nightmares, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Superhot, and Panzer Dragoon. These games will be available starting on June 1st. The total number of free games for Pro subscribers is now 17.
Update 2: Metro Games
Hot on the heels of announcing new free games for Stadia Pro users, Google is sharing two more games coming to the platform. Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux will be arriving soon for purchase in the Stadia store. The Metro games will join Doom 64, which arrived earlier this month (for free if you purchased Doom Eternal before April 4th). Marvel’s Avengers and The Elder Scrolls Online are still coming this year as well.
In other Stadia news, Google announced Stadia wireless controller support when playing from Google Chrome. Previously, the wireless Stadia controller was limited to the Chromecast Ultra.