September is right around the corner, and that means four things in the world of Google Stadia:
1. The September Pro Games will be announced in the coming days.
2. Stadia will only be two months away from its one year anniversary.
3. The Fall and Winter games will start landing in the Stadia Store.
4. The Fall Connect is right around the corner though there hasn’t been a date announced yet.
Now, I won’t get into speculation about the Pro Games, as I really don’t like to do that. I like being surprised when they are announced. That’s the kid in me when it comes to these things. I like not knowing so I can not have any expectations, and allow myself to be wowed. I think more of us need to take a step back and let ourselves do that. What I want to focus on is the games that we know are coming to Stadia this upcoming season. These last four months of the year will be huge for gaming in general. On the cloud gaming side, we have xCloud which moved into beta, and launch to the public officially on September 15th. Stadia will be debuting Crowd Play, and Crowd Choice in the game Dead By Daylight.
On the console gaming side, we have the PS5, and XBOX Series X set to launch as well. This will kick off the next generation of gaming while other platforms continue to plug away releasing new games. This is where my focus is for Google Stadia. So without any further delay, I’m going to list the games confirmed to be heading to Stadia:
First off, we have the upcoming Sports games. PGA Tour 2K21 just released on August 21st, but I thought I would mention it anyway. We have two games from Electronic Arts in Madden 21, and Fifa 21. No release date has been set for these games yet, but they were announced at the Spring Connect, back in April. There’s also NBA 2K21 (September 4th), and WWE Battlegrounds (September 18th) from 2K Sports.
Baldur’s Gate III Early Access will launch on Stadia and Steam on October 6th. Marvel’s Avengers released on September 1st (72 hour early access beginning at 9 am PST). Dead By Daylight will slash its way onto the Stadia Store and as mentioned before will debut the much anticipated features of Crowd Play, and Crowd Choice which will be excellent for streamers on YouTube in particular as Crowd Play has already been tested, and is working on YouTube.
Listing out the rest we have:
Ary & The Secret of the Seasons (November 5th)
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (November 10th, 2020)
Baldur’s Gate III Early Access (October 6th, 2020)
Cake Bash (Rated for Stadia)
Chorus (January 2021)
Chronos: Before The Ashes (December 1st, 2020)
Cris Tales (November 17th, 2020)
Cyberpunk 2077 (between November and December 2020)
Dead By Daylight (TBA Rated by PEGI, ESRB)
Destroy All Humans (TBA)
Dirt 5 (TBA)
El Hijo (TBA)
Everspace Stellar Edition (January 9, 2021?)
Far Cry 6 (February 18, 2021)
For Honor Year 4 Season 3 (TBA)
Gunsport (Released September 1, 2020 Pro Game)
Hello Neighbor (Released September 1, 2020 Pro Game)
Hello Neighbor: Hide & Seek (TBA)
Hitman 1 (Released September 1st Pro Game)
Hitman 2 (Released September 1st)
Hitman 3 (January 20, 2021)
Hotline Miami (Released September 22nd, 2020)
Hotline Miami: Wrong Number (Released September 22nd, 2020)
Immortals Fenyx Rising (December 3rd, 2020) (Stadia Exclusive Demo prior to launch)
Mafia 1, 2, 3
NBA 2K21 (Released September 4th, 2020)
Outcasters (Splash Damage’s Stadia exclusive title TBA)
Rainbow Six: Siege (Rated For Stadia)
Rainbow Six: Quarantine (TBA)
R.B.I. Baseball 20 (TBA)
Republique (Released September 15th, 2020)
Rider’s Republic (February 25th, 2021)
Risk of Rain 2 (September 29th, 2020)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (TBA)
Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Complete Edition (TBA)
Serious Sam 4 (Released September 24th Timed Exclusive)
Sniper Elite 4 (October 1st, 2020?)
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (TBA)
Super Bomberman R Online (Released September 1, 2020 Pro Game)
Uno (Released September 15th, 2020)
Windbound (Released August 28th)
Windjammers 2 (TBA)
Watchdogs: Legion (October 29th)
WWE: Battlegrounds (Released September 15th, 2020)
The rumors of Stadia’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, and the Fall/Winter seasons are looking like the best period for Stadia in its short lifespan so far. While it might not get every big game coming out, it will have a very good amount that will keep people interested, and with more coming. Coincidentally, Stadia Source has a list of games that are speculated to be coming to Stadia as well. Games for now are going to be the determining factor that makes people want to try it, along with the convenience factor. This is an amazing lineup of games. There’s a good mix of AAA, indie, AA, family friendly, etc. There’s something for the casual, as well as the hardcore gamers alike. There is also another list of games on the PEGI website,
My question to you is: What games are you looking forward to on Stadia? Leave a comment below.
Updated to include the latest release dates, and ratings information.