To say Stadia launched with the enthusiasm of a sleeping retiree is far too kind. The game streaming service from Google was plagued by issues at launch but it appears things are on the up and up.
Google released a statement on Thursday detailing what the year ahead holds for Stadia as well as a few updates.
The main talking point for this update is that Stadia will be increasing the number of games available on the service substantially.
“Looking at our upcoming lineup, we are tracking more than 120 games coming to Stadia in 2020, and are targeting more than ten games in the first half of this year alone that will be only available on Stadia when they launch. We’re working with our partners to share more on those games soon,” wrote the Stadia team.
The mention of exclusive launch titles is interesting but these titles appear to be headed to other platforms later. Google just has launch exclusivity.
The team will also begin rolling out several key features in the next three months.
These features include:
- Support for 4K gaming on the web
- Additional Assistant functionality when playing on the web
- Support for more Android smartphones
- Wireless gameplay on the web using the Stadia controller
Perhaps Stadia will find more success this year than it did at launch. The addition of 120 new titles by the year’s end is certainly good news for the early adopters.