Google Stadia reveals games, iOS app: Release date, price and everything else we know
Google has trickled out details about Stadia, the cloud-gaming platform it formally announced in March, over the course of this year, but we got its launch date of Nov. 19 at the company's annual Made by Google event. Twelve games will make the lineup for launch day, including major titles such as Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Mortal Kombat 11 and Red Dead Redemption 2, which has had a slew of issues since its Nov. 5 release.
Stadia games run on powerful cloud servers, which makes it possible to stream sophisticated games to more lightweight hardware. It has been erroneously compared to services like Netflix and Apple Arcade because those are services people know and understand. In reality, it's much more like Nvidia GeForce Now and its competitors, in that it serves you games you own to play on multiple devices. Google provides the platform and tools for developers to optimize games for streaming, and the subscription aspect of it is for extra features, such as 4K and freebies.
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Other games coming in 2019
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Originally published earlier this year.Updates, Oct. 30: Adds Pixel 2 compatibility; Nov. 11: adds game lineup; Nov. 13: includes iOS launch.